Lynn Bartels at The Spot digs into reports from Loveland Friday where CD5 GOP delegates heckled Jane Norton when she got up to speak. Bartels talks to former Senate minority leader turned campaign manager (?) Josh Penry, who gives a revealing version of events:
“Jane gets up, waits, then starts speaking over them,” Penry said.
“A couple keep shouting, and Jane presses on. Jane goes into her spiel about what she’s going to do in Washington. Repeal Obama care. Cut discretionary spending by 20 percent. Drill ANWR. Drill the Roan Plateau. No amnesty. Win the War on Terror.
“And by the end of the speech, the whole crowd was cheering.”
What Jane is “going to do” in Washington is almost wholly unrealizable. None of it is a plan and none of it will happen, except maybe “no amnesty,” which beyond working as stump talking point addresses the immigration problem how? This is beyond the Party of No; it is the Party of No Ideas. And the whole crowd was cheering. And the band played on.