There is a struggle going on within the Republican Party’s strategic class. On one side are the party’s political consultants, who see an embattled Democratic president and congressional majority and advocate an unceasing offensive through November. On the other side are many current and former elected GOP leaders who favor unveiling a Contract With America-like agenda. The problem for the pro-agenda forces is that even if they can hide their candidates’ nuttiest views, the agenda that has started to emerge is an unappealing mix of warmed-over Bush-onomics, and “party of no” intransigence, with a dash of silly thrown in for good measure. [See a slide show of 5 bad Democratic policy ideas, by Ron Bonjean.]
1. Bush-onomics Forever!