You all know the story. A shepherd boy gets bored with his duties and craves something more exciting than watching a herd of sheep graze, so he cries “Wolf!” and the townspeople come running. That ruse worked so well that he tries it again and again and again, each time bringing the townspeople to his rescue.
Then one day a real wolf actually shows up, but when the shepherd boy cries “Wolf!” the townspeople don’t respond. Been there, done that, not doing it again, they say.
Do you think those on the left side of the isle have heard that story? I don’t.