Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A Long and Winding Road

Klein has a sad story.

Conservatives who are excited about Republican victories in last night's elections should read this article in the Politico and remember that the GOP has a long way to go before it has any credibility as a small government party. The piece takes a close look at the House select committee on earmark reform, which Republican leaders created among much fanfare after the Nov. 2008 election to combat pork barrel spending projects. Yet the committee still hasn't delivered a report on earmark spending that was supposed to be completed in February, and more tellingly, eight out of the 10 members of the committee have requested earmarks themselves this year.

...if Republicans can't kick their spending habit when they have absolutely no power, than how can we expect them to control themselves should they return to power?

No surprise that Boehner (who got all tanned-up for his campaign-pix, running for Speaker) offers disparagement to the TEA Party people.

I think Boehner should spend a LOT more time on the beach, with Newt.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

Roger Simon also has a good article at PJM.

http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2009/11/03/election-2009-the-strange-case-of-ny23/

We are a Center-Right country, but mainly on the economic side. And he makes the point that both economically and morally, the population is more "leave me alone".