Win, or go home

Anyone who’s ever watched a football game, seen one team completely dominate the other in total offensive yardage, yet still lose the game, can understand why the current health care bill(s) being debated need to be fixed.

Most legislators, on the other side, understand the purpose of the game is to win – not both sides working together to rack up as many points for each other as they can.

I don’t care what Harry Reid says, that the current legislation, as it’s written, does a lot to fix what’s broken. It does. A little. But too little. It is unacceptable in its current form. Agreeing to implement it is giving up.

“Gee, you guys played a pretty good first half, how about we call it a draw?”

If the other side cheats, uses sneaky, underhanded tricks to sway the game their way, you can’t sit and cry that the ref didn’t call it – you just have to play that much harder.

This isn’t little league – both sides won’t get trophies for just showing up. No one is going to congratulate you on game well-played, cheer you for scoring, no matter the outcome.

To my senators and congressmen: play well, or be traded next year.

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Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 1:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

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