As we brace for tonight's diktat we cannot shake the feeling that Allison Williams and the Peter Pan spectacular are airing a few days early. Obama hopes to rally his base and re-establish his relevance by picking a huge, divisive fight with the Republicans. Couldn't we be spared this drama if people would simply gather around their televisions tonight and clap if they believe in Obama?
It always worked when I was a kid. For Tinkerbell, anyway.
ERRATA: Recent problematic metaphors include Sen. McConnell announcing that Obama's executive action on immigration will be "like waving a red flag in front of a bull". Umm, matadors do that because bulls are stupid and predictable, and the red flag is a useful distraction prior to going in for the kill.
McConnell has a good feel for his caucus so this metaphor may be apt. Or maybe McConnell is bullish on America.