Sunday, May 9, 2010

Republican Cantor's New Ideas Effort Fizzles

The GOP likes to think of itself as the party of new ideas. 

But Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor's effort to generate new initiatives for the Republicans has been a dud. Talking Points Memo is reporting that Cantor's effort yielded, well, nothing:
The National Council for a New America was supposed to be, in the words of founder Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), "a conversation with the American people" to "develop innovative solutions that meet the serious challenges confronting our country."
In response to President Obama, the Republicans talked a big game. But most of their efforts have been all talk.

The link is here.


Tulsan said...

Hilariously, he blames liberals for killing the project. I wish we could take that credit, but the truth is, it was just lame, even by GOP standards.

Tulsan said...

To be slightly more nuanced, the GOP is currently ruled by the need to pander to teabaggers.

So any project intended to thoughtfully develop ideas and leadership (a generous interpretation of the aims of Cantor's group) could not function independently of the 'baggers and whatever hobby horse they are currently riding.

Might be seen as "elitist."