He was farther out than you thought, with a vengeance. From Christianist News Service (just kidding, Cybercast News Service) News:Hold that analogy a second, I think it's trying to get away!
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But what's the analogy to, actually? Who's in danger of figurative drowning? Because I hadn't heard of the proposals of Plan B being meant exactly to save anybody, unless, well, the Republican members of the House, whose failure to participate in finding a way around or over that fiscal declivity might bring about their figurative extinction.
Or are all the members really lifeguards? Are the potential drowning victims the figurative 99 taxes that are getting lowered against one that is also getting lowered but is getting the perception created that it is getting increased? Or is it really getting increased, and hence a drowning victim, and creating the perception that all of them are getting increased by synecdoche, creating the lifeguards' weary negativity?
Or am I just vainly trying to separate the sheep analogies from the goat analogies? Baaa.