It wasn't too long ago that the GOP pushed the Bush tax cuts through Congress. Their argument, at that time, was that a slight downturn in the economy required strong medicine. Essentially, they were advocating a Keynesian approach to cutting unemployment. The tax cuts, combined with increased government spending, produced budget deficits and helped to stimulate economic growth. Today, the same party that invoked Keynesian economics to bolster the economy has declared that Keynesian economics is socialism, or perhaps it is Fascism, or maybe its Islamic economics, or maybe its anything that will help them win back the presidency in 2012. Most of their base does not understand the difference between these things anyway. As Sarah Palin proclaims in her revival tour of her homeland: "Give us our guns and our religion", or let them eat guns.