Talk about being stuck in the past. Get a load of this:
The Republican leadership's brilliant plan for winning the 2006 elections: Lying to people about trial lawyers, gay people, and the estate tax. Whoo-hooo! But that's not going to work this time, not now.
Then again, I shouldn't be surprised: Republicans still pass around Clinton jokes to one another, a good five years after the Big Dog left office. You didn't see Democrats in 1979 habitually telling each other Nixon jokes every single day; apparently Republicans have nothing better to do.
This is as good a time as any to point out that the anti-estate-tax drive is being pushed by 18 of America's hyper-richest families, who are worth over $185 billion (yes, BILLION). The repeal of the estate tax would not put a dime into the pockets of the vast majority of Americans, but it would give these 18 Royal Families a $70-billion-plus gift.