“Step one is admitting you have a problem”

Weigel reports on the GOP response to Obama's spending freeze:

“Ninety-five percent of Republican candidates, officials, staffers and advisers do not give a rat’s ass about fiscal restraint or government size,” one strategist told TWI. “At the end of the day, 95 percent of them believe people want to hear about fiscal restraint, but ultimately want government to give them stuff. This is how we default to talking about tax cuts, not spending, because everyone is afraid that if you criticize a spending item, you’ll offend someone. Well, you will. But when you bankrupt the whole country, which Obama’s proposal is not going to stop, you offend millions.”

The cynicism is so so so so deep, isn't it? But just remember that the GOP is utterly uninterested in cutting any spending at all. They are fiscal frauds.