He will be soon enough, though, so it’s never too early to begin discussing what we can do (if anything) to prevent his worst ideas from being implemented. Jennifer Rubin has a few ideas of what Republicans can advocate as alternatives, which probably won’t prevent anything from happening in the short run, but may at least set us up for a “we told you so” campaign an election cycle or two down the road. That’s good from a party perspective, but if we want to actually stop anything in its tracks, we’ll need to learn to talk in soundbites. Unfortunately, the best I can come up with are all about at the level of “no way, José” (and who exactly was the original José who inspired that phrase?):
- That’s a crock, Barack!
- That’s insane, Hussein!
- Yo’ mama, Obama!
- Read our lips, no new deal.
Those are the best I could come up with. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with something better.