The Republicans are like a group of children walking along the sidewalk and coming upon a large turd. One says, "It looks like a turd." Another bends down and smells it and says. "It smells like a turd." Another reaches down and picks it up and says, "It feels like a turd." Finally one snatches it out of the other one's hand and eats it and says, "It tastes like a turd." Then they all stand around and try to decide if it really was a turd after all.