Then the big day was there and we'd go down with everyone else and pay our hoarded lawn mowing money for a ticket into the Big Top and a bag of popcorn. And when it was all over and the tents had all been taken down and all that was left was an empty field of trampled grass, the only thing we could remember was the clowns.
I often think our nation's capital is a lot like a circus. I see a plump ringmaster –who looks a little like Mitch McConnell – in a black top hat, red cutaway, white jodhpurs. and black boots mounting a multi-colored circus barrel and bellowing out to the crowd:
"Welcome to the premier presentation of the Barnum and Boehner three ring circus, brought to you by your friendly denizens of Foggy Bottom and presented for your enjoyment right here on the banks of the idyllic Potomac in beautiful downtown Plunderton DC.
"I want to thank you all for being here tonight and I want to thank all the politicians, obfusticians, web spinners, closet sinners, political PACs, and media hacks who have made this historic presentation possible. I hope you will enjoy our show tonight.
"For your entertainment this evening, we proudly present in the first ring that inimitable invoker of imperious impropriety, Vile Precedent Joe Bungleforth Biden. Bungleforth will be entertaining us tonight with his famous "All You Need's A Shotgun" monologue, along with excerpts from his misguided maunderings on a wide range of diverse subjects from illegal importation of criminal infiltrators to oral sex centered civil unions.
Following Bungleforth's impersonation of perspicacity, we will be regaled with a rendition by Chief Justice John Robber of his newly released hit song "When Irish Adoptions Are Blackmailed."
"And in the center ring, we have the world famous George Soros puppet show, starring Emperor Barack and Her Firstladyship Michelle "Starve-'Em-Into-Submission" Antoinette. Emperor Barack and Michelle Antoinette will present for your enjoyment this evening their world renowned routine "Decimation Of A Nation." Supporting roles in this presentation are played by Democrat puppets Harry Greed, Nancy Pagliacci, and Lurch Scary.
"Also appearing in the center ring tonight will be Soros puppets Billious and Hillarity Clingon performing their outrageously humorous skit "How Not To Run For President." The Clingons will be joined in this presentation by recent newcomer to the Soros puppets, Eliberalbeth Warbonnet.
"And last but not least, in the last ring, we have for your entertainment the famous quartet of Jackson, Sharpton, Obama, and Holder. The quartet will be performing songs from their hit album "Pin The Blame On The Honkey." Their selections tonight will include such unforgettable renditions as "Ferguson" (I clean my gun, and dream of Ferguson), "A White Slit Throat And A Black Muslim Nation," "My Boy Travon" from Carousel, and "I'm Dreaming Of A White Bloodbath."
"Following the Jackson quartet, we will present for your enjoyment US Representatives Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Lee singing as a duet the hit song from The Wizard Of Oz "If I Only Had A Brain."
"And now, without further ado, let the show begin."
Who says we can't relive the past?