Nicked this from a posting on Reddit:
A huge storm hit Washington D.C. this week dropping upwards of 3 feet of snow an paralyzing the city.
President Obama announced that he wants to get the snow plowed but he wants a bipartisan consensus and compromise instead of unilateral action and that, instead of him pushing a particular bill, he wants Congress to work out the details. Republicans, seeing that Obama is for cleaning up the snow, decide that they are firmly AGAINST it and negotiate the plan down to clearing only half the snow and doing it verrr-rrry slowly. Then they refuse to vote for it anyway. Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson express their intention to vote with the Republicans to filibuster the bill if it comes to that.
Eventually the Republicans have the bill whittled down to a ceremonial resolution expressing support for the idea of *somebody* plowing the snow at some point in the future. The Democrats have thrown in some tax cuts to appease them.
When the vote is taken the bill passes but only one Republican votes for it despite the Democrats’ compromises. (Olympia Snowe is the only one to vote for it for obvious reasons.) Republicans attribute this to Democrats’ hyper-partisanship and unwillingness to negotiate.
By this time it is late-May. All Republicans and Democrats in Congress congratulate selves for removing all the snow.
I’m just sayin’…