Surely Mark Twain could not have been thinking about current Democrats when he pronounced (Innocents Abroad):
It used to be that few people on the liberal side of the spectrum seemed able to avoid endless collisions with each other, constantly on the lookout for “a reasonable chance for a collision.” Whether cats would be an even better symbol for the disorganized lot that left-leaning politicos tended to make, could have been another good bone of contention.
What is troubling about the endless debates of the many Republican candidates for President is that sooner or later they might start to sound as disorganized as former liberals. It is high time for these “debates” to stop or they might start to look like donkeys colliding with asses, and nobody could tell the difference. It is really unfortunate that, instead, the Democrats could now be confused with a peaceful herd of deer, if we didn’t know how much they enjoy all the war stuff and the bang for the buck like the best of well-organized Republicans of yore.
Just think, if disorganized discussion lasted long enough somebody could start to think. Even the Democrats, grazing the greener pastures of high profit, have not shown much sign of that recently.