The Party of No (New Ideas)

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Thursday was the day the big bad GOP was supposed to show up the White House by finally announcing its own economic agenda, "The Republican Road to Recovery." It was promoted heavily by Faux News and cable outlets and by conservative blogs like Politico. So what happened? The GOP failed to deliver as promised.

Here's how Mark Nickolas at politicalblog.com described it:

This afternoon, GOP House leadership called a press conference to roll-out their alternative budget. The cable news greatly hyped the event in advance. But like so much of the Republican rhetoric we get these days, it's nothing but hot air.

There was no budget. No numbers. No data. No projections. No specifics. Nothing but a slick 18-page booklet of their old talking points — massive tax cuts for the wealthy, unspecific entitlement cuts, and no more bailouts. That was about it.

In other words, nada, zip. The media got punked by the GOP leadership's insane clown posse.

Here are some comments on today's event Mark Nickolas' Blog: GOP's Lack Of Seriousness Shines Bright (Part 2):

First Read:

Yesterday, House Republicans made a pretty big deal about unveiling their budget alternative.

In fact, we received this email from a House GOP spokewoman, "Given the President’s comments [Tuesday] night that, 'we haven’t seen a budget out of [Republicans],' we wanted to make sure to make you all aware that we are introducing our Republican Budget Alternative tomorrow."

And then what happens today? House Republicans release a 19-page document that contains no hard spending numbers or deficit projections. Per the AP, "One of the few hard bits of information is a promise to simplify the tax code and cut income tax rates to 10 percent for people making $100,000 or less down. They also promise to cut domestic spending below current levels but don't say whether they are exempting Social Security. It's impossible to determine the projected deficit based on their offering."

…Not surprisingly, the Democratic National Committee pounced on the GOP's budget — or lack thereof. "After 27 days, the best House Republicans could come up with is a 19-page pamphlet that does not include a single real budget proposal or estimate," said DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan.

The Washington Monthly:

House GOP leaders held a press conference this morning to prove a) they could put together a budget; b) that they could be the "party of yes"; and c) that their agenda is about more than just saying the opposite of whatever President Obama wants.

Instead, they unveiled a "budget" with no numbers or even budget estimates, and spent most of the press conference criticizing the president.

Republican leaders posted their "Road to Recovery" report online, and it's more or less a joke. Apparently — I hope you're sitting down — the minority party believes the nation will thrive if we cut taxes, stick with Bush's energy policies, and pursue more deregulation. How much would this cost? They don't say. How would this affect the deficit? They don't say.

Then there was this smack down delivered by Contessa Brewer of MSNBC who was not happy about getting punked by the GOP leadership's insane clown posse ("we cut away for that?") h/t Daily kos:

The Republican Road to Recovery… sounds like a Bing Crosby and Bob Hope "road" movie back to the past.

0 responses to “The Party of No (New Ideas)

  1. I have come across a few people who might be accurately described as conservative Democrats, Marilyn Fox, 2008 candidate for Maricopa County Supervisors, and Ann Kirkpatrick, Member of Congress, Arizona district 1.

    While I find points made in capitals as annoying as the next person I would think if the points being made are as crazy as they are made out to be that the intelligent Democrats (and independents, Greens, Libertarians and Republicans) of Arizona could well evaluate their validity.

    It is not surprising to me how rare such conservative Democrats are considering how much derision they receive.

    I only wish that Mr. Levin’s book had a publicly posted table of contents and index so that I could determine whether it is worth investigating further. His radio program seems interesting enough. I don’t recall him mentioning how successful the Iraq occupation is or isn’t. I’m about 50 pages into reading Thomas Wood’s book Meltdown.

  2. I thought sheapenny was losing his posting privileges for spamming.

    I know he threatened in another comment that his legal department reviews the crazy nonsense he posts, but I think you can probably risk shutting him down.

  3. AzBlueMeanie

    “We” Democrats Sheapenny? You are no Democrat. The misinformed and misguided conservative beliefs you espouse with your deranged tirades on this blog site have become tiresome and abusive. Enough! Go post your crazy rants over at consevative blog sites where that kind of crap is to be expected.

  4. http://www.amazon.com/liberty-tyranny-conservative-mark-levin/dp/1416562850

    This is what is one fire across the nation; and we Democrats better be aware the public is mad as hell with not only AIG but with US!

  5. If you want to see where the Conservative movement is headed (not necessarily the Republican’s) than you must read “Liberty or Tyranny” by Mark Levin.

    It is easy to read and a number one hit today;to the point thousands are showing up for book signings with only about a third of the books available because the printers can not keep up with demand!

    The White House is alarmed and scared that this may be the one book like Thomas Payne’s letter that triggered separation from England!

    They have learned the KING HAS NO CLOTHES and the Congress is not working for the people!

    http://www.amazon.com/liberty-tyranny-conservative-mark-levin/dp/

  6. Why are you so worried about the Republicans?
    The last time I looked they have not run the Congress or The Senate in over two years and the White House is being run by a President who is Left of Communist China; Russia; Venezuela and Cuba!

    Its the programs from Obama;Pelosi and Reid that scares me!

    No Socialist Society in Human History has EVER made it folks!

    And we are next!

    Europe wants NO part of Obama and has called it “AN ECONOMIC PLAN TO HELL!”

    If France and Germany say Obama is NUTS I think someone should take notice!

  7. Insane clown posse. I love it, just love it.