Well ... Let's talk about some of those Republican new ideas:
* Denying the existence of global warming against overwhelming scientific evidence.
* Lower fleet fuel efficiency today than 20 years ago.
* Starting wars based on lies and/or distortions (take your pick from imaginary WMDs to mushroom clouds.)
* Political operatives committing immoral, unethical and possibly criminal acts such as revealing ID of CIA agent.
* Outlandish tax cuts for the already rich.
* Budget deficit spending, the largest in history & growing.
* Unrelenting trade deficit that exports jobs & businesses.
* Teaching creationism with an 'unintelligent' design to gut science in public schools.
* Allowing big business to take over the media by willful consolidation & with blackmail treats.
* Giving tax breaks and credits to already rich oil companies.
* Cutting benefits & safety nets for the poor.
* Gutting the new deal.
* Cutting down & over harvesting government-owned & protected forests.
* Drilling in the Alaskan Refuge against public desires.
* Dismissing the Geneva Convention to the destruction of foreign faith in our motives.