"Opposition, n. In politics the party that prevents the government
from running amuck by hamstringing it."
by:
Ambrose Bierce
(1842-1914) Humorist
Source:
The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911
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Ah, the good ol' days with a lame duck president... where has the opposition gone?
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Ahhh, that such a party existed! I guess if we went looking we could find humor in the quote, but there's really no time for a scavenger hunt.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Government may be hamstrung, but they run amuck anyway!
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    The opposition ain't much opposition any more and that's too bad. The government needs hamstringing.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    An opposition party? It would be great if we actually had one.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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