May 23, 2010

IT'S THE SPENDING, STUPID:

The Obama effect -- Are you with him or against him? (David S. Broder, May 23, 2010, Washington Post)

Halfway through the 2010 primary season, the fundamental tension in the American political system is becoming more clear: A liberal government is struggling to impose its agenda on an electorate increasingly responsive to an activist conservative movement operating inside the Republican Party.

The Contract this time should just lay out a series of immediate spending cuts, permanent budgetary measures (like restoring Gramm-Rudman), civil service reforms, and specific layoffs and department/agency cuts and terminations so that the party has an agenda to govern on and so that the Right is distracted from its tangential lunacies.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 23, 2010 7:41 AM
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