The GOP is using taxpayer money to get idears on a totally new platform they’re promising. It will be of interest to us all. Wonder how that’s working out for them?
They set up a website to solicit ideas, only to see liberals flood it with distinctly un-Republican suggestions. When Republicans invited the public to rank proposals online, critics lampooned the effort for small-bore notions such as ending a federal program for “historic whaling partners.”
Last week, the top five entries in the “Liberty and Freedom” category were: ban handguns, “drop the idea that we’re a ‘Christian’ country,” declare abortion “none of the government’s business,” allow gays to serve openly in the military and legalize marijuana.
Great ideas all. So, I’m sure the GOP is dutifully crafting reasoned, actionable legislative agendas for each of these exciting new priorities and running off about a million little seemingly hand-made and gramaticully inorrect signs for people to wave around? Not so much:
Brendan Buck, spokesman for “America Speaking Out,” said Republicans “are plucking out ideas” worthy of consideration and consistent with GOP principles. “It’s not a ‘top vote gets in’” deal, he said.
Ah, so you’re wasting taxpayer money so that you can just keep exactly what you had before. It’s a good thing we can count on The Democrat not to make a point of any of this. That would be shrill.