Do you ever get the feeling that Tea Party Republicans see the phrase “Ignorance Is Bliss” as a Mission Statement?


The Party Of No, Is Really The Party Of Nothing....

During an episode titled "The Pitch," George Costanza famously described Seinfeld as "a show about nothing." And so it is now with the Republican Party. As the Washington Post related, in the run-up to the November midterms Republican leaders are fiercely debating what - if anything - to stand for. By all indications, the Party of No by this fall may well be the Party of Nothing.

For his part, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) wants to go the something route by mimicking the 1994 Contract with America with a new "Commitment to America" for the fall campaign. But to date, his efforts have hardly been a resounding success.

His first attempt at rebranding the Republican Party in 2008 produced "The Change You Deserve," which sadly was already the slogan for the anti-depressant, Effexor. His lieutenant Eric Cantor then rolled out - and quickly abandoned - the National Council for a New America. Its successor, a request for online input called "America Speaking Out" has produced more guffaws than ideas. Worse still, Boehner to much laughter this week followed up his wildly unpopular call for a repeal of the new health care reform law with the same line on Wall Street reform and a proposed moratorium on new regulations of any kind. And it's all complicated further by a Tea Party base which threatens to make Rand Paul and Sharron Angle the new faces of the GOP.

But by riding a wave of voter anger over the sluggish economy, Republicans nevertheless stand to make major gains in the House and Senate. Which is why, the Post asks: read more at Crooks And Liars

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