I don't know,Mike, is your dog a very nice dog? I've found that I usually get along with dogs pretty well, and that this is the sort of thing that they do when they're in a meditative mood. It makes me wonder if you've been having any good conversations with your dog recently. They don't understand the words, most of the time, but they appreciate being included in the conversational banter, and they will often raise their heads and occasionally nod along, if you've managed to catch their interest. I suspect you'd have a rather decent relationship with a dog, truth be told, since you have at the heart of you a fairly affectionate and decent nature. The dog, being a pack animal, however, is unlikely to be a Republican and is more likely to have Democratic principles at heart himself, which does go to show you that at it's core your basic observation may have something of substance to it. You've simply found an abrasive way of putting it.
Myself, I'm not that flexible, and even when I was a baby and may actually have been flexible enough to have accomplished such feats of acrobatic skill, was not inclined to do so. The famous Psychiatrist, Andras Angyall, who name I may have misspelled slightly, had a patient once who strapped himself into a specially constructed leather harness. Angyall's students were shocked and appalled by what he did while in this harness, which is why they sent him to Angyall for treatment in the first place. Angyall was much impressed with the man, and had him in shape and functioning very well indeed within about three years. The trick was in understanding the strengths of the man, is what Angyall said. Once you understood the man's strengths, and were able to help him see his strengths, the treatment went very quickly. Never in his life, said Andras Angyall, had he ever met a man who was so relentlessly independent.
And who might argue with this, and with the reasonably quick cure? Certainly not I, who would like to be more flexible than I am, but am cursed with having to settle for what Robert Frost called once, "Moving easy in harness." I guess that's Po Biz. I've got to exercise this evening, so I guess I'll see you tomorrow, and best wishes to you. Sorry if I've been barking up the wrong tree here.