Safeword Is Needed in BDSM Politics

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2015-03-10 – It seems that liberals are now petitioning to get 47 GOP senators charged with treason for sending a letter to Iran’s leaders telling them that any deal they made with President Obama could be disregarded by any future President.

I thought: give it a rest! (This time, it’s my guys who are over the top! I disagree with the GOP on this, but treason? Please!)

But then I realized something I hadn’t realized before. Our national leaders are into dominance and submission, roleplaying, restraint and other practices that—if sexual—would be called BDSM. I’m not sure what you call it in the political arena (and maybe it is a sexual thing and I simply don’t get that connection).

In the sexual world (as in politics), BDSM has its dangers. It can sometimes go too far. The participants understand that and that is part of the allure. But they do have an out. They can agree on a safeword in advance. That allows the submissive party to scream no, no, no and still remain submissive. And the dominant party can still act the dominant role, unrestrained by the screaming.

The only way to put the brakes on is to say a code word, which is known as a “safeword.”

Liberal and conservative politicos seem to enjoy the rancor. But I’m wondering if they have a safeword to restrain their mutual destruction.

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A number of years ago, my wife and I were having a difficult time. We went to a therapist and got the best piece of advice: don’t threaten divorce. If you can’t stay together, skip the threats. Just get divorced. If you want to stay together, the threats just undermine that. So knock it off.

So we knocked it off. Amazingly, the stresses that were causing the threats became much easier to bear.

We never thought of the threats as a sexual turn on. I guess we’re not politicians.

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For the rest of us, it might be time to think of whether we want to split or stay together. We could become two countries: BLUSA could be the two coasts and a few states in the upper mid-west. RUSA could be the south, the mountains, and the rest of the mid-west.

I, for one, might joke about something like this, but I don’t think it would be a good idea. Think about anti-immigrant  Blusians campaigning to build a border fence to keep Wisconsin cheese heads out of Illinois. Honestly, I think that RUSA would suffer more from a split, but BLUSA would suffer as well. We’d all suffer more apart than we are suffering together.

If we could only get our politicians to speak the safeword.

Or fire them.

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If you have a suggestion about what the safeword could be, leave a comment below.

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