Sticking with The Lord Of The Rings theme, I propose an analogy: Isildur = Obama's Opposition.
Let's use Isildur's response to the ring to represent the Opposition's response to Gunwalker that we're witnessing right now.
|"Gunwalker, you say. Hmmmm, I wonder how this can benefit me?"|
|"I think I'll hold this and use it as a bargaining chip later."|
He was ambushed by a band of orcs. Though he was the king, and should have led the battle, he put on the ring, became invisible, and slipped away from the battle leaving his comrades to fight it out on their own. (Say that doesn't sound familiar to the behavior of the GOP and others, does it?)
|"So much for that invisibility. I should have cast it into the fire."|
Looking ahead, does anyone think that the same "opposition" that will not destroy the ring will not eventually use it as a license to close the "corruption gap" in Washington so that both parties more equally matched on corruption?
Elrond should have pushed Isildur into the fire.
I think the GOP sits on this in fear that their enemy whispers: "If you reveal Gunwalker , we will reveal you." Shades of Clinton in 1998.
I perceive that they fear action. Perhaps then what is needed is to instill a greater fear of inaction. For example, what if the closest friends of the opposition-those who know where the bodies are buried told them, "If you don't reveal Gunwalker, we will reveal you."
We are so screwed. But I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and keep an upbeat, positive attitude. Here goes:
The happy ending to this part of the story is that in his cowardice, using the tool of the enemy to escape, Isildur was shot in the back by enemies that he could have defeated, and before he died he watched the ring escape from him and descend to bottom of the river.
May fate be equally kind to Obama's opposition if they squander the opportunity that they have in Gunwalker.