The two parties have competing visions for how the government ought to run, but they both lead to the same result.
The Democrats, waving and whooping with the pedal floored, were driving the Car of State toward the Cliff of National Disaster, betting the Cliff would chicken out and swerve at the last minute.
The Republicans, in response to pressure from the Tea Party, took control. Fastening the seat belt, they put both hands on the wheel, and are soberly accelerating toward the cliff more slowly than the Democrats, knowing perfectly well they’re going over the side.
Given that choice, why not let a Democrat drive?