Monday, December 31, 2012

Late Breaking News – Former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to Negotiate Fiscal Cliff for Democrats

Famed Appeaser of Hitler is Just the Man to Negotiate Our Surrender Say Democrats

In their rush to try to appease the Republican demand that Democrats give in on all of their principal demands with respect to the fiscal cliff, the party has engaged former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to negotiate for them.  Mr. Chamberlain is famous for his negotiations with Adolf Hitler in 1938 in which his appeasement resulted, in his words, “peace for our time”.  

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Chamberlain arrives at Munich, 29 September 1938.

Here from Wikipedia is a direct quote.

My good friends, this is the second time there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Now I recommend you go home, and sleep quietly in your beds.

World War II and its tens of millions of deaths resulted about a year later.  Most Britons could not sleep quietly in their beds as German bombs blasted the nation.  

Mr. Chamberlain is quoted as saying “If Democrats are willing to ignore their election victory and try to provide Republicans with everything Republicans want I think an agreement can be reached.”  Democratic leaders added that this type of thinking was why they called on Mr. Chamberlain, even though he has been deceased for many decades.  “A dead man personifies our negotiating posture in so many ways” they said.

Republican were unsure that the Democrat’s approach would work, saying they may have to be given more than they were demanding in order to reach a deal.

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