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Turn that frown upside down, David Frum.  Geesh.

President Bush’s former economic speech writer David Frum is pretty cranky about the GOP’s theater of the absurd ranking their performance right up there with Sylvester and Lenny’s act in Warner Bros.’ of Mice and Men (cf. The Marsh Mouse).  At The New Majority Frum writes:

Could we possibly act more inadequate to the challenge?  More futile?  More brain dead?”

He also wonders why Republicans are not taking their cues from conservative economists:

We in fact have a constructive solution to offer, one that would deliver more jobs faster: the payroll tax holiday, an idea endorsed by almost every reputable right-of-center economist. But that’s not the solution being offered by Republicans in Congress. They are offering a clapped-out package of 1980s-vintage solutions, including capital gains tax cuts. Capital gains! Who has any capital gains to be taxed in the first place?

Maybe because I’m a liberal and a Democrat my knee jerk response to this is…if folks don’t have jobs, payroll tax cuts mean nothing and can our government afford the revenue hit.  That aside, it’s fully legitimate to wonder why conservative economists are not the guiding tipsters for the GOP.  No, the Marsh Mouse is.

Frum’s big finish…

If we’re to make progress in 2010, we have to look serious. This week we looked not only irrelevant, but clueless and silly. Quite a job for a little mouse.”

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8 thoughts on “The GOP is Pissing Off David Frum

  1. Pingback: The GOP is Pissing Off David Frum Video

  2. Uhhhh. Mr. Frum, weren’t you in a position to “offer” some ideas on the economy just right before it went off a cliff? What, the guy is mad that his party shanked their mulligan? The GOP – “Get Out! Puhleeze!”

  3. “Shanked their mulligan.” LOLZ!

    Nice to see those wankers pissing off guys like Frum. Maybe they’ll all keep this up until the crazies have a bright idea like fleeing from the GOP en masse and forming their own party. Or the “serious” faction starts to play dirty and tries kick some politicians with large following out of the party. Or something even more bizarre.

  4. It was pretty awesome to read today that former Bush admin. officials are having trouble finding work. I think shunning is a lost and artful punishment.

  5. Interesting post, Melissa, and–yes–the GOP had better find their stride real soon, or have plenty of ground to make up, which isn’t an ideal position to be in against a sharp campaigner like President Obama.

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