Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Block That Metaphor

Just a week ago, Steny Hoyer (D-MD) made a plea to House Republicans to stop holding the homeland security budget hostage to their desires to upend Obama's immigration reform. This after a series of hostage-takings involving the debt ceiling. And here in NYS, it's the governor himself who's holding school aid runs hostage, according to NYSUT (or waging a worthy battle, according to the IJ).

Meanwhile, in Syria, real hostages are burned to death or decapitated.

Hostage is defined as "a person seized or held... until certain conditions are met." House Republicans and Governor Cuomo aren't holding hostages. They are playing that babyish game of "If you don't do what I say, I'm taking my ball and going home." It's Cartman, not ISIL.

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