Friday, September 16, 2005

Know When To Hold 'Em

No, no, I'm not talking about Condi holding Bush's wee wee while he goes pee pee, David Mamet, who penned one of YT's favorite plays, Glengarry Glen Ross, is talking about Democrats being the Poker Party:
In poker, one must have courage: the courage to bet, to back one's convictions, one's intuitions, one's understanding. There can be no victory without courage. The successful player must be willing to wager on likelihoods. Should he wait for absolutely risk-free certainty, he will win nothing, regardless of the cards he is dealt.

For example, take a player who has never acted with initiative — he has never raised, merely called. Now, at the end of the evening, he is dealt a royal flush. The hand, per se, is unbeatable, but the passive player has never acted aggressively; his current bet (on the sure thing) will signal to the other players that his hand is unbeatable, and they will fold.

His patient, passive quest for certainty has won nothing.

The Democrats, similarly, in their quest for a strategy that would alienate no voters, have given away the store, and they have given away the country.

Call, raise, or fold.

I say call the Reichwing's bluff. Raise the chair upside their heads. Fold them over the couch and shove accountability straight up their a$$e$.

Just sayin'.

1 Comments:

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Bob Sakowski said...

"I say call the Reichwing's bluff. Raise the chair upside their heads. Fold them over the couch and shove accountability straight up their a$$e$.

Just sayin'."

You say it well.

 

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