1. I actually have emails suggesting a Mitt Romney/Jeb Bush ticket. No, really, I do. The guy forever linked to Romneycare paired with a Common Core advocate. Limited government all the way! No. Just no. I can’t think of a faster way to turn off genuine limited-government proponents and put the general public to sleep.
2. What are Republicans in the House and Senate doing right now? While the President continues to articulate the same pro-middle class rhetoric that won him two elections, where is GOP leadership on tax reform, entitlement reform, and a pro-growth policy geared toward the middle class? Why didn’t they precede Obama’s State of the Union with a detailed pro-growth plan of their own? Where is their Obamacare alternative? What tax reform plan have they come together on to present to the public? Huge midterm election victory and they’re sitting around letting the President take the lead on key issues…again. Brilliant, I tell you.
3. Not only did the House GOP have to pull an anti-abortion bill this week after female members of its own party objected to the language (great optics on that one, by the way), but the prior floor speeches to promote the bill were given by fifteen men and one woman. Tell me why in heaven’s name you would only have one woman step up to promote an anti-abortion bill. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Truly dumber than dumb.
In a country hungry for strong leadership with a president who campaigns brilliantly but isn’t so great in the leadership department, the GOP drops the ball repeatedly. It’s hard to watch. I don’t care about your verbal State of the Union response; I care about your proposed alternative policy. If you’re going to be lazy about marketing and not going to care about horrific optics like I mentioned above, then why not hand the country over to Hillary now and save all that money and time on debates and campaigning? I’m not kidding. Stop wasting people’s time if you’re not going to do things properly. It’s maddening to anyone watching with a shred of common sense.
Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.