Sunday, March 8, 2009

Note to GOP: Reagan is Dead

He's Not Coming Back

Savannah, GA. A focus and measure of a sane mind is living in the present. The unhinged dwell in the past, not content with learning the lessons to be found in history in an effort to move forward. Obstinate, mentally brittle, they cling to bygone days, to yesteryears, faithful the solutions of former times will solve the conundrums of the here and now. This is a description of the GOP of 2009. The perpetually tanned House Minority Leader John Boehner convinced every GOP member of the House (and eight Quisling Democrats) to support a spending freeze in the middle of a recession.

New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said in an appearance on Sunday's "The Week with George Stephanopoulos" that it was "insane" for Congressional Republicans to propose such a thing.

"The problem with them and the problem with Limbaugh in terms of intellectual philosophy is they are stuck with Reagan. They are stuck with the idea that government is always the problem. A lot of Republicans up in Capitol Hill right now are calling for a spending freeze in a middle of a recession/depression. That is insane. But they are thinking the way they thought in 1982, if we can only think that way again, that is just insane. And there are a lot of Republicans like David Frum ... who are trying to say Reagan was right for his era, but it is time to move on. And there are just not a lot of them on Capitol Hill right now, and I think the party is looking for that kind of Republican."


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