Friday, August 07, 2009

Opposition for opposition's sake

That seems to be the only value of the Republican Party these days. If Obama comes out in favor of sunshine and apple pie, then they're against it. In some ways, I guess they're stuck living with their own rhetoric. After all, they spent the campaign painting him as The Destroyer of Everything Good, so they can't exactly come out and say, "Hey, yeah, that's a pretty good idea," even when he proposes things that are, in fact a good idea.

Which is how we end up with Republicans arguing that the AARP is part of a conspiracy to kill old people. They don't have any reasonable arguments available to them.

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