How the Party of “No” Has Been Operating

I blogged on this subject earlier but I realized today another way of looking at this. 

For the last year or so, the refrain from the left side of the aisle has been:

“The Republicans are the Party of NO!”

The secondary refrain was:

“The Republicans have NO ideas.”

It most likely played out like this between Republicans in the House and Senate:

“Hey Paul, I’ve been thinking for awhile now on health care and I just have no ideas. How ’bout you?”

“Rob, I haven’t been able to think of any ideas either. You know, I talked to several others from our side of the aisle and they also had no ideas whatsoever. What do you recommend we do?”

“Hmm, Paul. That’s a tough one. Wait a second! Let’s just say NO! If we can’t think of any ideas whatsoever, we can simply utter the word, ‘no’ over and over again.”

“Dang, Rob, that’s absolutely brilliant! We’re totally incapable of any ideas but we can get our lips to form the word ‘no’ and people will get the message, right?”

“Absolutely, Paul. I’ve got a wonderful Beagle at home and whenever he does something I object to, I just tell him ‘no.’ And he always gets the message and stops doing it.”

“Well, Rob, I don’t know if I’d liken it to training a pet, but you’re right, we don’t have any ideas but we can just mouth the word ‘no’ and we’ll be on our way.”

“You got it, Paul. Somethings concerns me, though.”

“What is it, Rob?”

“How did we get to this point where we have no ideas whatsoever?”

Long pause.

“You know, I have no idea.”

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