“And if we don’t get everything we want, then we’ll just shut the government down!”

Applause!

“And if the poor don’t stop getting sick, we’ll just have to close the hospital!”

Applause!

“And if those drivers don’t get out of my way, we’ll have to shut down the highway!”

Applause!

“And if there are too many leftovers, we’ll just have to unplug the refrigerator!”

Applause!

“And if agriculture can’t deal with climate change, then we won’t have too many leftovers!”

Applause!