Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Failure of the (R) Brand

Sure, I'll drive it home. It's the SPENDING, Stupid!!!

Remember Gingrich's "Contract" foofoodust? If you don't, it's because he never meant a word of it.

Over the past three years the Republican-controlled Congress has approved discretionary spending that exceeded Bill Clinton’s requests by more than $30 billion. The party that in 1994 would abolish the Department of Education now brags in response to Clinton’s 2000 State of the Union Address that it is outspending the White House when it comes to education. My colleagues Stephen Moore and Stephen Slivinski found that the combined budgets of the 95 major programs that the Contract with America promised to eliminate have increased by 13%.

THAT was written in the November, 2000 edition of Forbes by Ed Crane.

According to RedState, the (R) bunch has another "Contract." But this time, they didn't bother with 'earmark elimination.'

It would have been a waste of ink, if history is a guide.


neomom said...

Check out Erick's last post on it...

"It is Dreck"

Seems the Rs haven't quite gotten the message

Neo-Con Tastic said...

It's driving me MAD! Can they not figure this shit out?

Seriously, they all have to go. They are SO separated from the public, it's beyond fascinating.