Day by Day is one of my favorite strips and today’s is pretty good.
As an official Isaac Asimov geek who discovered the love of reading via his stories I always appreciate references to the three laws of robotics. In fact I am re-reading the Robot series again just so that I can be thoroughly upset when "I, Robot" comes out on DVD. Sure it is only a summer action movie by Will Smith (who I usually enjoy watching), but this is close to sacrilege for an ex-atheist and avid SF reader such as myself. The Day by Day strip credits this bloggers’ post as the source for I, Republican
In a previous post I also had referenced the three laws:
The Three Laws of Robotic Democrats
1. A Democrat may not injure a woman’s right to abortion, or, through inaction, allow a woman’s right to abortion to be overturned regardless of her ability to pay.
2. A Democrat must obey the orders given it by focus groups except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A Democrat must protect its own political existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Asimov used the three laws in his stories and the mystery would be how a Robot might have committed a murder even though bound by the three laws. The Three Laws of Robotic Democrats seem to be tighter and with better enforcement of possible contradictions. If you are a Pro-Life Democrat then you are barred from support in seeking national office and will not be allowed to speak at a convention, even if the topic is not about abortion.