Open Thread: GOP's 'Pledge to America'

House Republicans today released what they hope will be this election cycle's equivalent of the "Contract with America." You can read the full text here and a good summary of it here.

Reactions to the 'Pledge' have been mixed on the right. RedState's Erick Erickson issued a full-throated rejection, calling the Pledge "Perhaps the Most Ridiculous Thing to Come Out of Washington Since George McClellan." Doug Ross agrees. But the editors at National Review say they will "take the pledge," and offer a sincere, if not enthusiastic, endorsement of it. David Frum thinks the pledge is "a repudiation of the central, foundational idea behind the Tea Party."

The left, predictably, does not like the plan. The White House quickly attacked it as a "Pledge to Special Interests," and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein calls it "The GOP's bad idea."

Read up on the plan, then give us your thoughts. Is it a sincere effort to reform the House under a Republican majority, or a thinly-veiled attempt to satiate conservatives and tea party activists while still holding on to power? Or is it neither of these? Please, share your thoughts.

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