Watch Rachael Maddow's takedown here.
That is a terrible slogan for the Democrats to hang their hat on. And they're only going to save $25 billion a year? Is that really worth all the lumps they'll inevitably take from every direction? The only thing the voters will hear is, "Spending Freeze." That was John McCain's economic plan in 2008.
I won't say I'm worried at this point, but I am concerned. If this is for real, then the Dems will have a fight on their hands with their own voters; and if it's merely political posturing, it will only breed cynicism. Add in all the big budget targets that are off-limits (we spend a trillion dollars a year on the military-industrial complex), and this just looks like a mess. I hope Obama has a plan.