Just for kicks, I listened to a few minutes of El Rushbo yesterday. His first call after a long tirade about how “no legislation is permanent in DC” was from a serious young dittohead who asked how, exactly, repeal was going to work if Obama still has a veto and Republicans don’t have a veto-proof majority. I really don’t think the guy was trolling: he was expecting Rush to have an answer.
Rush blathered on for a few minutes on that one, saying that a real revolution could occur and get veto-proof Republican majorities in the House and Senate. But even he seemed to admit that was magical thinking. Of course, left unsaid was the fact that getting a veto-proof majority in the Senate is impossible, and entitlements like Social Security and Medicare have not been, and will never be, repealed.
I really think that it’s hard to understate how stupid and ineffective the “repeal the bill” strategy will be as an election message. I still think Democrats are going to lose some seats this Fall, but jobs and the economy will do the work, not the horseshit that the de-facto leader of the GOP is trotting out.