Did You Know...

   

The GOP’s ‘Pledge to America'; Update: White House Responds

Share
By Doug Powers  •  September 22, 2010 10:14 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

From Connie Hair at Human Events:

House GOP leaders are set to release their “Pledge to America” at an event in Virginia on Thursday, offering a bold set of proposals for a new governing agenda.

The document offers a pledge from Republicans on issues ranging from a GOP blueprint to reform congressional corruption to unleashing job creators by cutting taxes and reducing the debt burden on future generations by cutting government spending, according to a copy of the document obtained Wednesday by Human Events.

The pledge also commits House Republicans to a full repeal of Obamacare.

The “Pledge to America” in PDF is here. Give it a read and see what you think. I love it, provided the words jump off the paper and into reality at some point soon. Sure, signing off on political pledges is a little like ordering X-Ray glasses from a comic book — you just know it’s not going to be nearly as good as advertised — but I like the GOP’s effort so far. However, it’s a real shame that the Constitution has to be re-branded once in a while — I kind of like the original.

The Pledge is somewhat similar to Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America, which worked wonders… for a while — until a few deals were reached, a couple compromises were made, and a number of handshakes across the aisle, pats on the back, and Republicans who caved in like third world mine shafts caused things to slip back to right where they were, and then some.

If a pledge can be drawn up for elected Republicans to sign pledging that they pledge to stick to the original pledge for more than a hundred days, that would be a pledge that would help sell this particular pledge.

There are mistakes in the new pledge, however — such as with the Obamacare flowchart. This is way to over-simplified:

null

Doug Ross has an in-depth and somewhat skeptical analysis of the GOP’s pledge.

Update: The White House has responded to the GOP Pledge and they don’t like it one bit — which means there’s some good stuff in there.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: GOP,Politics

MSM: There’s no pro-Hillary media bias — Reality: Hahahaha!

April 17, 2015 04:59 PM by Doug Powers

laughter

Evening at the media improv

Spot the loony: John Kerry fears GOP senators are a threat to Iran’s respectful ‘anti-nuke fatwa’

March 15, 2015 09:55 PM by Doug Powers

kerry9

Nuts

Proof that Scott Walker’s lack of college degree harms him? He couldn’t even conform to this NYT columnist’s ‘fact’

February 15, 2015 11:41 AM by Doug Powers

doh

Degrees of difficulty

The GOP’s Orrin Hatch problem

February 4, 2015 08:23 AM by Michelle Malkin

Degrees of separation: Predictable ‘strategy’ against a potential Scott Walker 2016 candidacy takes shape

January 9, 2015 05:30 AM by Doug Powers

walker

No college degree — the horror


Categories: 2016 Campaign, GOP, Politicians, Unions

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook