|Part of the GOP's problem in selling|
unpalatable products is their unpalatable
salespeople. Image of Lindsey Grahm fromThe Washington Times
But Cut, Cap and Balance is apparently something new, so I looked it up on the Googles. Here are the links I found, in order:
- FreedomWorks' website
- Pledge from FreedomWorks at cutcapbalance.com
- Republican Study Committee's report
- A Huffington Post expose on CCB
- Lindsay Graham looking mightily verklempt while pushing CCB at Washington Times
- National Review's coverage
- The Hill's coverage
- A story stating that Mitt Romney will sign DeMint's CCB Pledge
So basically, we currently have a "raise the debt limit" crisis that has been unjustifiably tied to deficit cutting, tax cuts and spending cuts, making the whole argument about something more complicated than it should be. And now, the GOP is throwing in this stupid new "pledge." Do we have time for this crap? Didn't the ridiculous "marriage" pledge in Iowa teach GOP candidates anything about pledges?
Whether or not this is a new, big GOP policy push was answered when I fired up the DVR for FOX "News" Sunday, where the first whole segment put Cut, Cap and Balance front and center. As though this new pledge is the A#1 priority in American policy. Question answered.