Host Chuck Todd on Meet The Press Sunday asked Rep. Andy Barr to detail the Republican plan to deal with inflation, and the only part wrong with his answer is all of it. But that's not surprising. What is surprising is that Chuck Todd asked a good question.
"What is the Republican plan to deal with inflation, other than not supporting Joe Biden's policies?" Todd asked.
"Republicans are going to win landslide elections," Barr said without answering the question. He then mentioned crime, the border, and other empty talking points. Barr failed to address the topic of inflation, though.
"But because we have a positive agenda to secure the border, to get back to the basic, to stop the flow of drugs into our communities, to prevent people on the terror watch list from coming across the Southern border...." he said.
Wait a second here. I'm starting to see a pattern with Republicans.
The "border crisis" is just a tired old GOP talking point. This tweet is a classic self-own by the GOP in which they inadvertently tweet that we are safer under Joe Biden's leadership than under Trump's.
As far as illegal drugs go, the GOP was also all over that subject earlier this year.
The Southern border is just a dog whistle with Republicans. When the midterms get closer, expect to hear about a scary caravan headed to the border on Fox News. You've seen all of this before. And what we didn't hear from Barr is the answer to a straightforward question. Inflation is a global issue right now that they want to pin on Biden. So, what's their plan? They don't have one.