Thursday, September 23, 2010

Old Whine In New Bottles

The Republicans are unveiling their “Pledge to America,” which sounds a lot like the same old crap we’ve been hearing from them since the last time they tried it with the “Contract With On America” at the hands of Newt Gingrich and his band of dyspeptic pranksters in 1994: tax cuts, defense spending, “traditional marriage,” the sanctity of the sperm, and more tax cuts.

There are several moments of unintentional — at least I think it’s unintentional — irony, including the line about “an unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary”. Isn’t it a little late to be going after the Bush administration and the “unitary executive,” the rubber-stamp GOP Senate and House of 2001-2007, and the Supreme Court that gave us Bush v. Gore?