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Forum Post: Both parties are not the same thing.

Posted 2 years ago on April 19, 2012, 8:42 p.m. EST by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO
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Neither were Chang and Eng.

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[-] 2 points by alexrai (851) 2 years ago

lol @ siamese twins, that is a perfect analogy.

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Finally, someone gets it! 18 hours in and no one else made the connection. A 'like' for you, alexrai.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7064) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

did you see Reich on Jon?

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Not lately. What did I miss?

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Thanks. Will look.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (7064) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

runs about 20 minutes all together, I'm reading the book now

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Not the old world renowned Siamese twin act? I read about that in Ripley's "Believe It or Not" decades ago and haven't heard of them since.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Yes. What a blast to the past, eh?

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Indeed so.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

I'm surprised nobody decided to take the bait.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

I think the number of people here has gone way down, its too bad.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6592) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

I hope not. Even if so, I don't think it's indicative of OWS losing strength or numbers. But, since I have your attention, what is your opinion of my comparison of our two political parties and a set of Siamese twins.? I thought it was a fair analogy. Chang and Eng were two separate individuals, with different thoughts, beliefs, different wives and offspring. Like our two parties, who have 'married' their respective interests and 'fathered' different offspring. And, whether Chang wanted to or not, so goes Eng, goes Chang. And vice versa, of course, just like the R's and D's apparently. Separate, but hopelessly conjoined.

I was going to make a closer connection by saying they also shared a circulatory system (the money) and a nervous system (the connections and lines of communication) but this wasn't the case with Chang and Eng, although many 'conjoined twins' do. I probably could've used a more appropriate example, but, Chang and Eng are the only household names.

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

I think your metaphor is, unfortunately, quite accurate. Both parties are bought out by the super wealthy, though both also have some good people.

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