I think the parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best in the Gospels. So many things Jesus taught in the short story.
Looking at the Democrats, I think of the Prodigal Son - when he's spending his inheritance and having a good time with his new friends. Until the money runs out.
Then his friends leave him behind. Probably for the next person who thinks money brings popularity. Instead of enjoying the high life, he has to fight the pigs for scraps to eat.
For years, Democrats have spent other people's money like the son spent his father's inheritance. Are they popular because people like them, or what the money gives them?
But the money's running out. The debt and deficit loom, however they got here. Will the Democrats still have friends when the money's gone?
President Obama's talk to his supporters Sunday seemed to say "Look what we've got. And what I can get for you. Let's keep it that way."
But the money to keep the skids greased isn't there. And the taxpayers who provide the money aren't in the mood to maintain the Democrats' lifestyle.