Put Up or Shut Up

Talk about inexperience:

Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) may buck his party when the House votes on President Obama’s budget proposal later this week.

The freshman lawmaker told the Hill that his constituents are split, adding that he wants more information before deciding whether to stick with his party or side with the president who overwhelmingly carried his district in November.

“At this point, I’m not sure which is approach is better,” Cao said Tuesday morning.

I think Cao’s incoming class of freshman Republican congressmen in January consisted of… Cao. If Republicans think they can win by not refusing to play, then the incoming class will be even smaller. And President Obama will start peeling off even more votes.