Reps. Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Wisconsin's Fiscal Dreamboat (WFD) — also known as Rep. Paul Ryan — are releasing a new book today that outlines their plan for the Republican Party. "Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders" is not for the politically uninterested: in a 190 page paperback, the three lay out policy proposals and talking points for this year's mid-term elections and beyond.
The book provides a full-length explanation of everything that is good and right in the political world. Unfortunately, it's not light on platitudes. I say this with a heavy heart; these guys are my dream team, and I truly believe W.F.D.'s entitlement reform plan is the way to save America. Unfortunately, his literary skills may not be.America is on a dangerous downward path, but its not too late to get back on the upward road to security and solid growth. We have a handful of years to save our children and grandchildren from a life of economic decline and insecurity.
....we also have a handful of years to tell them that no, there aren't any monsters under the bed.
Don't get me wrong: the book is full of true statements — statements that need to be heard, and statements that probably should get put down in a book somewhere. These politicians are still rockstars. But talking points does not a novel make. I'm a conservative diehard, and I had trouble getting through it.