The GOP is “the party of big ideas”? Seriously? Don’t make me laugh.
Actual policy plans? Oh come now.
Solutions to real problems? Feh.
Meaningful proposals? Puh-leeze!
Details Americans can hang their collective hats on? Hardly.
Ultra super duper double whammy partisan rhetoric? Now you’re talkin’.
Then again, Republicans have had, erm, difficulty accepting reality.
Jonathan Bernstein at Salon draws our attention to the rehashitude of the more outspoken up-and-coming “leaders” of the party, or as I like to call them, deficient blowhards:
Start with Jindal. An alleged policy guy, he … had all of two ideas: a Balanced Budget Amendment and term limits. In other words, the same old ideas that Republicans have been trotting out since …well, certainly since the Reagan administration. […]
Marco Rubio? … His big idea, as Dave Weigel reported this week, turns out to be the exact same policy ideas that Republicans have been giving for some time now but labeling each one as a benefit for the “middle class.” Which mainly involves reciting the words “middle class.” […]
Paul Ryan… as Jonathan Chait put it… has “no policy to offer the poor other than the incentive of being hungrier and sicker.”
And the money line:
For the last several years, the way to get a big reaction in conservative circles is to make a teleprompter or a birther joke, not to bring up unsolved problems in the nation.
Wake up GOP. The self-described Big Idea Party has devolved into a slumber party. And you know what they say: