Katrina vanden Heuvel works for The Nation
Karl Rove has no business trying to prop up the failed policies that FAILED under he and his boss' leadership. Rove trying to talk fiscal responsibility is laughable. Just as the Republican Leadership in Washington, D.C. trying to grapple and take the high road on fiscal responsibility is laughable. If the Republican Party was so much a party of Lincoln, Reagan then why was it so hard to reel in their own who spent money like a drunken sailor? Why is it that they had to wait until Bush LEFT office to speak up? That is their main issue. They sat there and allowed it to happen, knew it was wrong, but decided to reap the benefits and deal with it later. Well it is pay up time and their till is empty. The public don't believe anything the Republican Party stands for, except being obstructionists in helping this President who was left with a shit load of problems by the Bush Administration.
From This Week with George Stephanopolous on ABC.
VANDEN HEUEVEL: But, Mr. Rove –
ROVE: Call me Karl.
VANDEN HEUVEL: It’s laughable for you to talk about fiscal responsibility from someone who helped plunge this nation into trillion dollars of debt, through tax cuts for the very rich and a war we never should have fought. And also starving the beast. Starving government has been a Republican role in terms of government. And, therefore, when George asks why government hasn’t functioned, people have not seen the role of government improving the conditions of their lives for decades.
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