On Wednesday, my friends and I were in the WoW battleground of Wintergrasp fighting away in PVP (player versus player). During the course of the battle, my friend Dave noted that many other players were not working together against the enemy players. Worse, rather than providing any useful strategy or plans, they were simply criticizing and saying hateful things. Naturally, I replied that they were just like the Republicans. Of course, the players who were running around aimlessly were compared to the Democrats.
In a PvP battle the players on one side have to work together to achieve success in the face of adversity. In the real world, the same basic principles hold: we are in a state of great adversity (two wars, economic trouble and so on) and dealing with these problems requires planning and cooperation.
Unfortunately, the Democrats do not seem to be working together very well and their plans need some work. But, it can be said that they are at least trying (mostly). In contrast, the Republicans seem to be intent on merely offering criticism and hateful remarks about those who are at least making an attempt to address the problems we face.
While legitimate criticism is a positive and useful thing, the Republicans seem to be mostly devoted to blocking the Democrats and making things go badly until they are able to get back and power (and have the Democrats spinelessly go along with all their plans). This is, of course, rather like the PvP situation: having folks who are doing nothing useful clog up the chat channels with useless criticism and hateful remarks does nothing to help win the battle. Providing useful strategy while taking positive action helps win. This is true in both WoW and real life.