A viral video featuring adorable toddlers arguing about the weather perfectly illustrated politics in America.

“It’s sprinkling!” the little boy insists.

The little girl remains unconvinced.

“No, it’s raining.”

So, the boy appeals to a higher authority.

“My mom told me it was sprinkling, not raining.”

Not to be outdone, the little girl injects her own expert.

“My momma said it is raining.”

And on and on it goes.

Can’t you see Republicans and Democrats having the same argument?

Rush Limbaugh would take to the airwaves and revile the “sprinkling” crowd as “unpatriotic” and “un-American. “ Over on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow would trace the racist roots of the term “raining.” There would be op-eds, opinion polls and demonstrations. Members of Congress would hold hearings to discuss the great rain-sprinkling debate. Upcoming elections would hinge on whether the “independents” swing toward sprinkling or raining.

Meanwhile, outside, the sun is shining.

Such is the left-right paradigm in America.

Mike Maharrey

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