Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Buggy-whip Party

"... And you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes. Slow but sure.

You know, at one time there must've been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I'll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company?
[Lawrence Garfield in the 1991 film, Other People's Money}
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) today opines on the NYT Op-Ed page:
"... There is no plausible scenario under which Republicans can grow into a majority while shrinking our ideological confines and continuing to retract into a regional party. Ideological purity is not the ticket back to the promised land of governing majorities..."
Today's Republican Party: maker of buggy whips!

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