Between the Manhattan mosque, “terror babies,” Obama’s birth certificate, repealing part of the 14th Amendment, and whatever fake controversy Andrew Breitbart has dreamed up lately, the GOP and its loyal partisans have really lost their collective shit. I keep thinking the tone of the public discourse can’t get any lower. And then they prove me wrong. The sad thing is, on the issues that actually matter America is in dire need of a competent opposition party right now. But actually coming up with new ideas, as opposed to demagoguing to the base (a word that works in two ways here), well, it’s hard. It requires serious thinking from serious people. When members of the party like Rep. Paul Ryan actually do put forth serious policy proposals that address real issues, party leaders run like hell. Because a plan to eliminate the federal budget deficit in fifty years is too radical for them.
Instead, we get this….