Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Weiner: GOP's 'Young Guns' Book is Roadmap to Democratic Victory

House Republicans have laid out the pathway to their own decline, some liberal Democrats said this week.

"Young Guns," a book authored last year by GOP leaders Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Paul Ryan (Wis.), was packaged as a blueprint for a new brand of conservatism under a Republican-controlled House.

But Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said the book also provides a roadmap for the Democrats to retake the House in next year's elections.


Noting the unpopularity of the Republicans' recent plan to overhaul Medicare – a proposal to which "Young Guns" alludes – Weiner quipped Thursday that, for Democrats to be successful at the polls in 2012, they need only "go to the next chapter" in the book.

"We should just give everyone a copy of it, because they also propose privatizing portions of Social Security," he said. "I hope to get a spike in Amazon of people buying that book."