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Grand Old Nothingness

by on October 26, 2010

The GOP doesn’t have a lot to offer us.  Except for things to write about…

Good Old Newt Gingrich has some suggestions for our economic times,

Should Republicans takes the House, Gingrich urges them, in the “very first week,” to pass a ‘no tax increase on any American during the recession’ bill and send it to the president in January.

I’d rather not get into an argument about tax-me, tax-you, with Newt. But he seemed to have missed some important lessons he should have learned by the time he became Speaker of the House, those good old elections of sixteen years ago. Instead, he leaves even rational fiscal conservatives saying,

My sense, and it is a deeply depressing one, is that the Republicans have absolutely no intention of proposing, let alone making, any serious cuts in entitlement or defense spending if they gain control of the House or Senate, that they will try to stop any increase in taxes for those earning over $250,000 a year, and that their goal will be to destroy Obama personally and politically as they tried with Clinton. They have no constructive agenda. they have no interest in actually tackling the debt – just using it as a political ammunition. Listen to this rhetoric:

“Maybe the liberals felt this way about Nixon during Watergate, but I have never seen this level of conservative anger at somebody, the way [they’re angry] with the president.” “Radical elites are in such denial about reality right now, whether it’s the president, Speaker Pelosi, or Senate Majority Leader Reid,” Gingrich says. The frustration with Democrats, he says, is “bigger and deeper than in 1994.”

And will his subsequent over-reach be just as deep?

And will his subsequent over-reach be just as deep?

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