SILENCE IS GOLDEN

The following story is true, but I have withheld the name(s) to protect the (not) innocent. The story takes place on a cold winter night. A relative is visiting from out of state. This relative brought along his hunting dog, which was an outdoor dog. The dog was chained up to the doghouse, but he was not happy. He started barking his head off. This, of course, annoyed the heck out of everyone else. Finally, the owner of the house yelled at the guest and said: “Shut that dog up!” I don’t know what he expected to happen, but I do know what did happen.  A few minutes later he heard a loud bang and then silence. He went to the back door and there was the guest, holding a shotgun, pointed at a very dead hunting dog.

I am not pretending that this was the right thing to do or even remotely acceptable. It was, however, undoubtedly effective.

It reminds me of another friend. They had a very nice couch, but the back of it had been clawed up by their cat. What happened was that they caught their new cat scratching the couch. The man of the house got angry, picked up the cat and shoved it out the door. For the next 13 years, every time that cat wanted to go outside it started clawing the couch.

If Schumer had handled this like an adult, he might have just gotten a couple of the usual suspect RINO Republicans to cross over party lines. That opportunity is gone. When Schumer didn’t get his way, he sent out Adam Schiff to drone on over and over for hours. Every time it looked like there was some hope of progress, Schumer introduced another “amendment” while promising to keep this up indefinitely. This will backfire big time on Schumer because instead of looking like the only adult in the room, he looks more like the spoiled brat stomping his feet and throwing a hissy fit.

In the meantime, both Republican and Democratic senators are trapped in their senate chairs, without even a cell phone to provide distraction, limited to drinking water (or milk) and begging the Republican senator from Pennsylvania for candy.  Trust me on this, every Senator in that room has already changed their value systems. We can guarantee that all of them are sick of this. At some point this is like watching an NFL game broadcast by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Eventually, your choice is reduced to throwing something at the TV or hitting the mute button. One thing you don’t do is willingly subject yourself to this in the future.

This cannot continue for very long. Someone is going to pay a high price to getting this wrong. Right now, I would bet that the big winner (loser) will be a tie between Adam Schiff and Chuck Schumer.

TDM

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