"America is more than a country," begins the GOP's 'Pledge to America.' America, it turns out, is an "idea," an "inspiration," and a "belief." And the GOP wants to govern it.
Their policy agenda is detailed and specific -- a decision they will almost certainly come to regret.Like NJ Governor Chris Christie regrets details and specifics, maybe?
Think about it. Details and specifics. Yep, you've gotta regret that stuff if you're a Democrat politician in 2010. It's just the kind of thing that might get you send to the back of America's lengthening unemployment line come the first Tuesday in November, eh Ezra? Better to launch fusillades of BS at the cretins in flyover country while spending their tax money on your pals' re-election efforts. These clowns simply can't handle the truth, can they?
But that's not the funniest part of this breathtakingly dishonest anti-Republican screed. As they used to say in the old Batman TV serials, "the worst is yet to come!":
Because when you get past the adjectives and soaring language, the talk of inalienable rights and constitutional guarantees, you're left with a set of hard promises that will increase the deficit by trillions of dollars, take health-care insurance away from tens of millions of people, create a level of policy uncertainty businesses have never previously known, and suck demand out of an economy that's already got too little of it.You have to read the above graf at least twice to truly savor the irony. Didn't the current administration already "increase the deficit by trillions of dollars;" "take health-care insurance away from tens of millions of people" whose employers will drop them from the rolls courtesy of Obamacare fines, taxes, and punishments; "create a level of policy uncertainty businesses have never previously known" by sowing fear and uncertainty in corporate boardrooms and stock markets alike; and in so doing, "suck demand out of an economy that's already got too little of it"? Why the hell has the stock market been trapped in the Phantom Zone for the past year?
Clearly Klein assumes complete and utter brainlessness on the part of his dwindling Washington Post readership. (Another link here.) Either that, or he's entirely lost touch with reality. Or both.