Tuesday, March 08, 2005

what's the matter with America?

I feel like I'm reporting for the NY Times now with the recent streak of bad news, but GOP pollsters are reporting to House Republican leaders that personal accounts in exchange for lower goverment benefits are the least popular elements on the Republican platform.

So what's left of the Republican platform? Is there anything left? Or are we just going to have fun watching the GOP fight the Democrats over the budget? As my friend Kris pointed out once before, what's the point of being in the majority if you are afraid to do anything?

I understand the concern for re-election in 2006 and even in 2008, but I'm not so sure what the Republicans are interested in passing this year. The President can do a lot, but not without the help of the rest of his party.

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