Is The GOP Pledge Designed To Steal Tea Party Thunder?
If you think of the pounding the Democrats took 16 years ago in 1994, one thing that comes to mind quickly is the GOP Contract with America.
If nothing changed between now and November and the Republicans romp the Democrats the way they are predicted to do, what will come to mind 16 years from now is ‘Tea Party.”
Today the GOP will release their Pledge To America. A review of a draft of the document shows it is modeled somewhat after the Declaration of Independence, which started with a statement of beliefs and followed with a list of grievances against King George. The pledge does the same but then adds a plan for repair of the US government.
The document doesn’t break new ground; it states what Republicans have always said. So why do it now? Here are some ideas (what are yours?):
The GOP wants to steal the Tea Party thunder (cynical); or
The GOP is finally moving toward the Tea Party (less cynical); or
The GOP honestly thinks the Pledge will help them win (deferential).
Bonus question: When I’m winning in court, I stop speaking. Might the pledge be misquoted/misinterpreted to give the Dems talking points?
SMITH > The GOP's "Pledge to America"