We have two dogs. One's a male 14 pound Bichon-Poo and the other's a female 90 pound yellow lab.
Our Bichon-poo, we'll call him Earl, (confidentiality maintained to respect dog privacy rights, perhaps the only ones left-- no-one taps dog communications) is always trying to mount our yellow, let's call her Trixie.
Now these two have been raised together almost since birth and they're 12 years old now. They're almost like brother and sister.
For some reason, today, this made me think of the DLC democrats and their Republican-lite policies. These sell-out fake democrats are always humping around, sticking their noses up the Republican butts, trying to act like Republicans, always doing their all to give the Republicans what they want-- like Joe Lieberman has done-- and then they hope to get to consumate the "deal" they fantasize. But, like Earl, they keep humping along, giving it their all, and all they get is some bum in the face. Except that DLC politicians, when they retire, get good paying lobbying jobs with their friends who they rewarded.
I will confess that if you factor Bill Clinton into the picture, the DLC humpers DID get lucky, in the process dumping a lot of the values that make Democrats Democrats. But since then, they've been humping their Republican lite policies to no avail, while the republicans just laugh on.