Time for a name change:
Here's a typical headline: Obama promotes technology; GOP calls for tax cuts
What else is new? The Republicans are always
calling for tax cuts. So why don't they change their name to the Tax Cut Party? Put it right there on the ballot:
Fred Jackson (DEMOCRAT)
Jane Parker (TAX CUT PARTY)
The true marvel is that our media has proved utterly incapable of discerning the GOP pattern of calling for tax cuts (predominantly tax cuts for the very wealthy) not matter what the circumstances, topic, or condition of the country or economy.
Recall that Bush the Dumber originally wanted his tax-cut plan passed because (as he roped Alan Greenspan into saying) the surplus could become a danger to U.S. investing interests. When the economy cratered in August of 2001 and it was clear that Federal tax revenues were going to plummet (thus wiping out both the deficit and the reason for the tax cuts) Bush an Greenspan turned on a dime to announce that the same tax-cut plan had to be passed to stimulate the economy.
And so it has gone, and so the media has never once figured it out because to do so would be to have a liberal bias.
This is where the Tea Party movement differentiates itself from the Republican party. Republicans want to continue with deficit spending but cut taxes. The Tea Party movement is focused on cutting spending and lowering taxes only as a dividend of cutting spending. To put it another way, the current Republican establishment worships the same sacred socialist cows as the Democrats. But they will soon be replaced by a new Congress of Tea Party conservatives who are ready to send the entire herd to the slaughterhouse and enjoy a nice steak dinner.