GOP: The Party of No Ideas
That’s supposed to be a flow chart of the GOP’s alternative budget plan. I’m not kidding. But it looks more like a wanna-be metaphorical molecule or something.
They used to be obstructionist zombies chanting “No” to any idea offered by Bush, Obama, or the congressional Democrats. Now, it’s increasingly obvious why they think Sarah Palin, she of “being owned by Katie Couric” fame, is their savior.
First, Eric Cantor tries to attack the President in some morning-after quarterbacking on Obama’s press conference. Only, Cantor didn’t care to listen to what Obama actually said – he prefered to listen to a Britney Spears concert. If any middle-aged self-righteous father would actually think Britney is a better use of his evening than doing just about anything else, then I have to say that makes any politician doing the same thing instantly means he has zero credibility to stand on.
Second, read the “Republican Road to Recovery”. It is a 19-page response to a 146-page budget blueprint that is long on vapid partisan attacks and short on specifics. It is long on boilerplate GOP rhetoric, and short on… you know, facts.
Then, listen to Congressman Pence try to defend his budget plan:
So pointless is this budget plan that there is, as Robert Gibbs already noted, more charts involving windmills than actual numbers. Moreover, this so-called budget plan makes no mention of how much it might cost, or how can prove that it’s better than the President’s. (The best Pence can do is promise that it will be scored once they come up with the details for legislation next week.)
I knew McCain’s campaign was in trouble when it spent too much of its time on daily survival tactics in facing a relentless 24-hour news cycle and less on actual strategy. Now it appears that same losing strategy is being adopted by the entire GOP.
And it couldn’t happen to a more deserving, more intellectually vacant, bunch of 40-something Britney Spears fanatics.