GOP Fathful Seek Long Period of Irrelevance

As a progressive, I love the conservative movement's fumbling attempts to "fix" the GOP -- now essentially a Southern party of older, married whites, a dwindling demographic ...


In a further sign that the [RNC] wants to signal its displeasure with Bush policies, members are expected to adopt an unprecedented resolution attacking "the bloated bank bailout bill" that Bush championed ...

Good politics, there -- the bailout's very unpopular ... but:

... and demanding that the committee "take all steps necessary to oppose bailouts of industries, individuals or governments."

The resolution also calls for strong opposition to the stimulus plan before Congress, which it labels "President-elect Obama's public-works program."

Oh, maybe they should call it "socialism"! The problem is they conflate opposition to bailing out Wall Street with help for "individuals", and the very basic Keynesian stimulus which most economists agree is needed.

They're doing the same thing again and again and hoping for a different result: peddling their 'fuck you, you're on your own' political philosophy -- one which many conservatives clearly have convinced themselves is popular.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.