Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vote now, pay later

Raw Story, links and video:

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told a radio show Thursday that the GOP should focus on its strategy of being against President Barack Obama's policies, but shouldn't give too many specifics on its own policies -- or those policies could be used against them.

For once, he's absolutely right. Heh.

"Deliberately hiding one's ideas for fear of examination is not only cowardice, it's indicative of a party that suspects its own beliefs would be rejected by the public," writes Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly.


Of course, this isn't just about King. Note that would-be Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) sat down with the Washington Post recently, and refused to give any details about how Republicans would govern.

It's not a mystery why -- GOP proposals would likely cost the party dearly if the public got a chance to consider them -- but that's hardly a good excuse.

The Repugs spend all their time pandering to the Dead End Quarter with platitudes and bullshit. Those morons eat it up, but there aren't enough of them to elect anybody. It's the next 26% they gotta convince and some of those people actually think before they vote. Best hope they don't actually hear that they're being asked to vote against themselves.

Hey, voters, vote for us because we're the loudest and we're not them. Just put us in power because God says we belong there and we'll spring the rest of it on ya after it's too late.

Fool me once...

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