A Dozen Cookies

Rachel Maddow mentioned this brilliant explanation of the current situation:

Jennifer Brunner, a lawyer and former Ohio secretary of state, said a post on her Facebook page this week nicely summed up what she believed was happening. “A dozen cookies are put down in front of a C.E.O., a union member and a Tea Partier,” she said. “The C.E.O. takes 11. Then he says to the Tea Partier, ‘That union guy wants yours.’ ”

Well said.