Any horse will eventually wear out and no longer be of use - becoming an actual hindrance rather than an asset. Sometimes a horse just plain can’t go anymore and lays down and dies. In fact, there is an infamous place in Alaska known as ‘Dead Horse Canyon’ where hundreds - perhaps thousands of horses died when their owners failed to acknowledge the obvious, and stubbornly drove them long after they were capable of doing so.
But, a wise and truly conservative person will recognize reality. They will not keep "BEATING A DEAD HORSE”. There is no value in that at all. They will know when to take the load off that weak horse and put it on another more suited to the task.
Today, some Americans calling themselves ‘Conservative Republicans’ will not recognize the obvious. They keep beating that poor old horse. It is obvious to anyone the horse can’t go any further. But, stubbornly the Conservative Republicans deny the indisputable truth and say, “Oh just have some faith. Give this horse another chance - it will all work out. This horse is making it! Wait and see!”
This, as the poor horse is obviously now tottering and stumbling weakly to his knees - bringing his country down with him.
This horse has already had a six-year chance now, and has become an embarrassment to his owners who desperately want him put out to pasture. Still, this horse’s supporters will not admit the obvious, and just keep pushing for that which now will never be.
While they may perceive the obvious, they lack the required courage to admit it. Rather, they deny reality for partisan reasons than admit the truth to themselves, or heaven forbid, to the public. But Sir, I say to you now, “It is time”:
IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES;
IT IS TIME TO PUT THIS SAD, WEAK OLD HORSE OUT TO PASTURE!
AND, IT IS FAR PAST TIME FOR YOU TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY RATHER THAN YOUR PARTY!