Gridlocks are the norm these days in Washington politics. But every now and then miracles happen and one happened today which is being hailed as nothing less than a breakthrough of epic proportions:
The U.S. Senate, in bipartisan fashion, agreed today to talk about talk in the talk on guns in the U.S.
“I’m pleased to announce that I’ve agreed, along with 12 of my Republican colleagues, to talk about the possibility of talking about talks on talking about talks on guns in the U.S.,” said Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.
“Talking about talk about the possibility of talking about talk is the kind of talk we like talking about,” said Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
“Is it something you’d like to talk more about?” I asked South Carolina Senator, Lindsey Graham, one of 13 Republican Senators agreeing to talking about the possibility of talking about talk.”
“Right now I’m not really free to talk about taking about the talks that we’re talking about possibly having but once I know more information about the possibility of talking, I’ll be releasing talking points of what I hope will be the sorts of things we hope to talk about,” said Graham.
Asked whether the visit this week of survivors of the December Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school made a difference in their decision to support talks about the possibility of talking about talking, Senator Saxby Chambliss, a Republican from Georgia, said yes.
“Obviously we were affected emotionally after talking with the victims families,” said Chambliss. “They expressed their concern about whether we plan to talk about this emotional issue so we told them we do plan to talk soon about talking about the possibility of talking about talks because if we don’t talk, not much can be accomplished in the way of talking about talks. As I told these wonderful families, I didn’t come to Washington just to talk. I came here to talk about talking because talking is the best way to get to the possibility of talking about talks.”
Senator Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Orin Hatch, and a number of other Republicans do not support talking about talk.
“We just don’t believe anything is accomplished by talking about talk or even the remote possibility of talking about the possibility of talking about talk because talking is regarded as socialism in the great state of Texas,” said Cruz.
Asked why he feels talking or even talking about talk is regarding as socialism in Texas, Cruz simply replied:
“I don’t want to talk about it.”