It amazes me that my cat cannot understand that there is an invisible barrier between her and that moth outside of the window. She will frustrate herself for hours pawing, scratching and attacking the glass. On and on with no hope, and never learning. When the next moth appears she is at it again having learnt nothing from the futility of all her previous attempts.
And in a similar way I am amazed that Republicans and Democrats cannot understand that they and us and the country and indeed the whole world would be so much better off if they would co-operate with each other.
Such a simple concept.
But their simple minds just cannot grasp it.
So like Muffey they paw, scratch and attack each other, wasting their time and energy and our time and money in a futile attempt to - what?
When, by co-operating, they - well obviously not them as there is not an atom of brain power between the whole lot of them - but some of us could sit down, put the problems on a table, a very large table because there are a very large number of problems, almost all of which were created by those same politicians, and figure them out.
Hey we do have intelligent people who can figure out problems. We just put an SUV on Mars! We just found The Higgs-Bosun, one of the basic building blocks of the Universe. We know why the Sun "Comes up".
Even I know when my lawn needs mowing, the cat needs feeding and to slow down when I see a police car following me. And yet as intelligent as most Americans, British, and all human beings are, we allow ourselves to be ruled by the least intelligent, greediest, most selfish, most dishonest, lying theives in that Universe - the average Politician.
Of course it doesn't say much about us that we put up with them.