This morning, while enjoying my java fix, I got to thinking about how the animal world is a lot like Congress;
Unpredictable, and dangerous.
Take the practice of eating one's offspring.
Many types of animals, including bank voles, house finches, wolf spiders, and many fish species, have been observed by zoologists chowing down on their babies.
I know. How revolting is that?
I'd say as revolting as Congressional Republicans who threaten and eat their own if they don't stay in lockstep with our liar in chief.
The most recent example is North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis. He's been an ardent Trumpie and has stayed in line with the rest of the puppets roaming Capitol Hill since Trump slithered into office.
But he's going to pay a price for announcing he's voting against Trump's Emergency Declaration because he's aware it's unconstitutional.
If Rand Paul wasn't one of the two people in Congress that Trump really likes (Lindsey Graham is the other one) his promise of voting against his attempted power grab would have made him fresh meat to be devoured by his rabid supporters.
Interestingly enough, we haven't heard Trump give the word that would put Paul on the Trumpkin menu.
Zoology studies have offered up a couple of reasons why they think animals eat their young.
Theory One: Cannibalism was found to increase the parent's reproductive rate by apparently increasing mate attractiveness.
Theory Two: filial cannibalism could be a way to root out offspring that take too long to mature and therefore require a little too much parental care.
I think theory number two applies to Congressional Republicans who don't want to waste time with members who require repeated indoctrinations.
Comparing the Trump regime to animals questionable practices helps explain a lot of things happening in Washington DC today.
It's a jungle out there, and we have an orangutan dragging his little knuckles on the floor of the Oval Office.
Time for me to walk on down the road...