Hate to say it, but I kinda like it. The “young guns” who drafted it were pretty smart:
- It doesn’t swing for the fences. People like that bullethead Hannity are bitching already about that. The YG’s are saying they didn’t want to put anything in there that couldn’t be enacted this year. Nothing about ditching Social Security or abolishing the IRS–just stuff that people would have to put up or shut up right now. The YG’s went for low hanging fruit, with a couple of zingers (like that thing that every bill must cite its Constitional authority).
- It’s got checkboxes and they’re inviting you to mark your scorecard. Or to hold accountable whoever votes against each line item.
- They made Boehner wear a shit-eating grin and sign on by not putting anything in it that shouldn’t be achievable in the next year. They just gave him his task list.
Suddenly, I’m bullish on Republicans and I’m into their strategery.