The most galling thing about the Bush Administration was it gave the Dems – the party of Tip O’Neill and Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank – the opportunity to try to claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility with a straight face.
I told myself down all those long years “if, heaven forfend, those chattering chipmunks get into power again, they’ll revert to their true colors. Of course, it’ll bankrupt the country…”
Of course, I was right…
President-elect Barack Obama warned of dire and long-lasting consequences if Congress doesn’t pump unprecedented dollars into the national economy, making an urgent pitch Thursday for his mammoth spending proposal in his first speech since the election.”In short, a bad situation could become dramatically worse” if Washington doesn’t go far enough to address the spreading crisis, the Democrat said as fresh economic reports showed an outlook growing increasingly grim.
…but it’s probably not worth bragging about.
So, all you “Hope and Change” voters; if your kids ask you “why can’t I find a job, and why does a house cost me 15% interest” one of these years, have you started working on your response yet?
(And yes, I know Bush spent like a crack whore with a gold card. I was warning Republicans of this in 2000. And there’s nothing about “a bad spender” that justifies “a worse spender”, so just (to coin a phrase) move on).