Thursday, March 26, 2009

Republicans Eager to Counter “Party of No” Image

Politico reports House Republicans have unleashed a new legislative offensive to present “detailed alternatives” to President Obama’s policies and fight back against Democrats’ attempts to paint them as “the Party of No.”

On Wednesday, it was a housing plan,” says Politico writers Mike Allen and Victoria McGrane. “Thursday, it will be a big, TV-friendly stack of budget blueprints, ‘The Republican Road to Recovery.’ That’s to match the president’s own platitudinous budget title, ‘A New Era of Responsibility.’”

“The House Republicans’ budget document, provided to POLITICO ahead of its release, makes sure no one can miss the point: Each chapter begins ‘The Republican Plan,’ and each section is divided into ‘The President’s Budget’ and ‘Republicans’ Solution.’”

According to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the housing proposal he and eight of his fellow Republicans unveiled on Tuesday was designed as a response “to the administration — and the president himself, who continues to say that Republicans don’t have any ideas.”

“We’re here today to say yes we do,” Cantor said. “This is one in a series. It will not be the last. We are committed to trying to pull the agenda back to the mainstream and to respond to the problems facing America’s families today.”

”The documents — and the showmanship in releasing them — are the result of frustration by GOP leaders who repeatedly hear on TV that they have no alternatives,” writes Allen and McGrane. “In fact, they had their own plans. They just didn’t get much attention, partly because Republicans sometimes disagreed about them among themselves.”

“It’s the old ‘I want to see it in writing,’” said a top House Republican official. “They’re going to see it in writing.” Another official said: “We need to hold something up and say, ‘Here are our charts. Here are our graphs. It’s real.’”

The Republicans will also host a TV series called “Mr. Jindal’s Nation,” starring Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as the lovable and cuddly man who talks to American voters as though they were children.

Here are the lyrics to the show’s theme song, Won’t You Be My Supporter?

It's a beautiful day in this nation,
A beautiful day for a supporter.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...
I've always wanted to have a supporter just like you.
Even if I’m not in the same tax bracket as you.
I’ll cut your taxes and protect you from foes,
Ban gay marriage and liberal news shows.
You’ll be doing God’s will if you vote for me,
This nation will be Christian and how great will that be?
So, let's make the most of this beautiful nation,
And join together to celebrate the Good Lord’s Creation.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my supporter?
Won't you please,
Won't you please?
Please won't you be my supporter?


  1. Glad to see you've made the move. Good luck with this!

    Regarding your post - I'm glad to see them at least trying to do something now considering they completely abandoned their conservative principles the last 8 years.

    I'm sure whatever alternatives they come up with, as long as they are fiscally sound, cuts spending, and cuts taxes - it's better than the thrashing that Obama is putting on America

  2. BoBo - Thanks for your kind words. I hvae to say, this new blog is a heck of alot easier to run than the old one at And it's got more cool features i see.
    It's good to see the Republicans starting to offer some alternatives. I just hope they're sound ones.
    With regard to President BO, I like what Gail Collins said about him going on dancing with the stars. lol

  3. Too funny.

    Actually, my first blog was with blogger

    It's still there. Pretty hideous compared to my new layout. I like blogger too. The only thing I didn't like about it was that I couldn't have multiple pages.

    Like I said - when you're ready and when you get this blog established - I can help point you in the right direction for the paid stuff.

  4. The Repugnant plan .......... consisted of 19 pages of words and pictures and NO NUMBERS WHATSOEVER. The Repugnant shill got testy when reporters dared to ask him where the figures were.


    This blog will expose MY blog which I don't publicize. Be forewarned!

  5. Interesting. At least SOMEONE in the Republican Party is watching the news. Not that they have anything as real as a formal budget.

    Sorry this is so short, but we're getting a new floor tomorrow, and we've had to pack up all thirty+ years worth of junk from 5 rooms and stuff it into two bathrooms and a large living room.

    Lotsa fun...

    Nice new look, hope it all works out, thanks for keeping me in the loop.

  6. "thanks for keeping me in the loop."

    This blog wouldn't be the same without you, old buddy!



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