Scott Brown, the Republican running for Ted Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts, has an op-ed in the Boston Globe. In it, he says that Massachusetts' health care system works, but the federal plan, which is the same thing in every important way, is bad. He says the $12tn dollar debt is a problem. But he wants an across the board tax cut. He thinks the Fruit of the Boom terrorist should be sent to Guantanamo and tortured instead of being given his rights. He says the stimulus didn't create a single new job, and no more jobs bills should be passed.
Is this really the opposition party in this country? There are no new ideas. No good ideas. In fact, most of what he says is demonstrably false. But hey, if you say something enough times, it makes it true. It just convinces me once more that the number one reason Dems are having a tough time is that a bad economy is bad for incumbents. It doesn't really have anything to do with policy.