Parents, and Virginians who remember Dr. Suess from your youth, I’ll bet you thought Green Eggs and Ham was mostly about eating things that are good for you. But, proving the politicians sometimes let no opportunity go unused, US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)wants you to believe it is really about trying his radical centrism. “It’s good for you!” (Not!)
“Do you know what this story is about?” he asked the preschoolers, one of whom responded, matter of factly, “Green eggs and ham.”
“Well, yes, it’s about green eggs and ham. It’s also about the fact that sometimes when your mom or your dad gives you some food, and you say, I don’t want to like that, I don’t want to try that, you should try it, because sometimes it might be good,” Warner said.
And now the message for the rest of us.
“Green Eggs and Ham meant that sometimes you’ve got to try stuff that at first you think you might not like. Maybe I can take Green Eggs and Ham back with me to Washington and try to see if we can get the Democrats to try some of the Republican ideas, and the Republicans to try some of the Democrat ideas, and just like Dr. Seuss wrote in Green Eggs and Ham, they might actually find that they like the other guys’ ideas,” Warner said.
Nice try. Does he even know that Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was a liberal FDR Democrat? Reading to kids is good. But this was a little forced, juvenile, embarrassing, insulting, and a lot WRONG.
So, I won’t join Mark in “compromising” with (some would say caving to) Republican ideas in the era of radical Republicanism, Obsructionism, Do-Nothingness and Know-Nothingness. Not even close. If Mark Wants someone to compromise for a change, he should go tell the Republicans. After all, Dems have been compromising/caving with Republicans for years now and it has gotten them nowhere and Americans next to nothing except corporate feudalism. But when Democrats are Democrats, America is better served.