Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Democrats and Republicans

This joke is making the rounds online:
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault.
Thanks to Ken Stepman for passing this joke along.


Cargosquid said...

Now, switch the parties of the characters...I've seen this joke both ways. And it works both ways.


Eric Pearson, for U.S. Congress said...

I am a Democrat of the Democratic Party, and I do not agree with our Democratic Party representatives in Washington.

Many of us are now ashamed to be Democrats. More than that, we have come to fear our own Democratic Party. Hatred and corruption - the roots of socialism - are on the march as they have never been before, and leading this march is our Democratic Party. Increasingly, mainstream Democrats are uncomfortable with what they are seeing in our party. All the more, we know it is dangerous.

We as Democrats are marching in a parade with people Harry Truman or even Jack Kennedy would not recognize - socialist (also know as progressives) who think that Western civilization began in 1969. Strangely, without meaning to, we the mainstream Democrats find ourselves representing this socialist movement. However, for the "socialist" within our Democratic Party, there is nothing so strange about it. Socialists have always sought to leverage corruption for the sake of power.

Without doubt a large majority of our Democratic Party representatives in Washington are tainted by corruption, and the liberals among us are supporting the ideologies of progressives with their agendas based on moving our Nation deeper into a socialist form of government. This is a real threat to everything we hold sacred in America, and they are gaining evermore control over our Democratic Party, our Nation, and the American people.

As a result, our Democratic Party has already lost the equivalent of every member we have acquired over the past seven years or more, and many of them are now supporting the tea party. More importantly, a recent Newsweek cover declared, "We are all socialists now."

Meanwhile our middle-class families are looking for more than empty promises. They want to go back to work. And they want our Democratic Party representatives who run Washington to stop pursuing a big government, big spending agenda that includes a government takeover of health care, stimulus bills, a new national energy tax and taxpayer-funded bailouts.

In spite of everything our Democratic Party representatives in Washington will borrow $1.6 trillion this year, or about $15,000 for every household in the country. Over the next 10 years our federal government is expected to borrow an additional $8.5 trillion, and this is on top of the 12 trillion we currently owe. These figures are beyond being enormous, especially since we already pay one in seven dollars in interest.

Thank you, and God bless America

Eric Pearson, Democratic Party candidate for US Congress in the 5th district, Tennessee.


Citizen Tom said...

Cargosquid - Vote them all out? Well, we have already voted out a lot of Republicans. So whose turn is it? It seem to me this joke now works better with a Democrat in the balloon. :-)

You may have noticed that Obama and the Democrats in Congress got themselves lost. Even with solid majorities in both houses they could not figure out what they were suppose to do -- and do it.

All Republicans could do is sit and watch. Now it has become clear to everyone that what Democrats want to do will not work. Now Democrats want to conference with Republican navigators. Moreover, they also want to blame those navigators for their mess.

The mess, however, resulted from socialism. The mess resulted from not following our Constitution. If we are going to fly and not get lost, we had better vote for someone willing to use a proper map.