Am I missing something here? Sully has given an Yglesias award to someone saying that we need to cut Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and defense. That person is Kevin Williamson of the National Review. I thought the Yglesias Award was for
becoming increasingly indistinguishable from Mickey Kaus going against “your side,” which is understood to be an inherently principled thing in the eyes of the Beltway. (In reality, bullshit.) But a person at NRO calling for cuts to the three pillars of our social safety net (PPACA is on its way to becoming the fourth) seems like a dog bites man story to me, even if its ostensibly criticism of Romney. Yeah, I get that he threw in defense, but nobody believes a Republican president is going to sign any bill that throws cuts at the Pentagon. I’m not sure I get the reason for the award.
Perhaps the reality is just that, in today’s climate, a Republican saying “three for us, one for you” is about as close to cooperation as the GOP’s ever going to get.