Sunday, July 18, 2010

Here We Go Round In Circles

The heads of the Republican congressional campaign committees — Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Pete Sessions (R-TX) — appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press today to discuss their party’s strategy for the November elections. Sessions began by saying that everyone knows exactly “what Republicans stand for,” but he quickly proved that even he doesn’t really know. Host David Gregory, visibly frustrated, repeatedly pressed the two campaign chiefs for substance, saying, “these are not specifics, voters get tired of that.” But all he got in return was vapid talking points, like how Republican candidates are “standing with the American people back home.”

Gregory correctly dismissed what he was hearing from Sessions as “gauzy,” and turned to Cornyn, saying, “I’m not hearing an answer here, what are the painful choices” that Republicans are prepared to make to cut the deficit? Instead of offering any ideas of own, and in direct contrast to the sense of urgency with which conservatives paint the deficit, Cornyn responded that he would wait for President Obama’s debt commission’s report, which will conveniently come after the election. Gregory replied, “wait a minute, conservatives need a Democratic president’s debt commission to figure out what it is they need to cut?”

Go to the site and read the actual back-and-forth discussion between Gregory, Sessions and Cornyn. It will make your head spin.

Stupid people in government, on television, saying stupid things to their stupid audience. At least the host is trying to get the stupid Republicans to put forth some agenda, but alas, as with all stupid people, you are only going to get stupid stuff.

Welcome to the world of the Stupid Republicans. They stand with the rest of Stupid America, so they say.

1 comment:

Arno said...

They're just following the Rove playbook, Chapter 5: endlessly say stupid things because there are enough stupid people out there to believe them and win elections. Dubya used it to perfection.