Friday, September 24, 2010
But that was different. Back then, Republicans lost their way and got corrupted by the power and glamour of Washington. It’ll be different this time; you’ll see. As Yogi Berra might say, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
Jon Stewart went a bit farther, calling it the “same sh*t we’ve heard before.” He then went on to play a Jon Boehner clip of him saying, “We are not going to be any different than what we’ve been.” To which Stewart replied, “I believe that is a promise you can keep.”
Maybe from here on in, Democrats should just shut up and let the Republicans talk. The GOP is doing a much better job increasing Democratic prospects than anything they could ever think of. Really, how many times do you have to hoist the same old tattered flag up the flag pole before you stop saluting it? If you’re the Republican Party, I guess, one more time.
The real question though is how will this play, not to the Republican base, which has proven time and again that it has no mind of its own, but to independents? I assume they are still the key to this November’s election hopes for the GOP. And with prospects looking good for them, what better way to grease their skids to victory by unfurling a pledge to restore America?
Mark Twain was right. This is the best government money can buy. And we deserve every nickel’s worth.