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John Boehner is failing. He’s playing President Obama’s game on President Obama’s court. He’s prosecuting the wrong case. Rather than discussing the terms of the fiscal cliff debate, Speaker Boehner should be talking about why Republicans’ pro-growth tax policies are America’s only hope for a variety of Obama-created ills.
First, Speaker Boehner should highlight the fact that President Clinton’s high tax rates didn’t trigger the great economy. He should remind the nation that it was Newt’s capital gains tax cuts that sent the economy into high gear. Prior to those tax cuts, the economy was doing ok. After cutting the capital gains tax, growth exploded.
Another thing that Speaker Boehner must do is remind people that Republicans’ insisting on balancing the federal budget helped strengthen the dollar, which led to a dramatic shrinking of America’s trade deficit. That especially affected gas prices.
Third, Speaker Boehner should shout from the rooftops that revenues during the Bush tax cuts were significantly bigger than revenues are today. If Speaker Boehner asked President Obama why he’s insisting on anti-growth policies that tamp the economy down rather than implementing new pro-growth policies that strengthen the economy, President Obama might well blow a gasket.
This is the debate we should start. This is the debate President Obama can’t win. This is the conversation that would expose President Obama’s motivation for imposing higher tax rates.
Rather than the pattern of proposal-counterproposal, then a counter offer to the counterproposal, with each side publicly stating that the other side needs to put forth a serious proposal, Speaker Boehner should ditch that pattern, especially the taunting language.
Instead, Speaker Boehner, followed by every Republican in Congress talking with their local newspapers and TV outlets about how cutting spending is what’s fair to taxpayers and how reforming the tax code, highlighted by fewer deductions and lower tax rates, would strengthen the economy.
Highlight the fact that this was the real reason why the economy was strong during the Clinton administration. Highlight the fact that the economy didn’t take off until Newt changed the trajectory of the debate.
President Obama is too arrogant to be frightened by that debate, which means Speaker Boehner should be able to turn this situation into a discussion on getting America’s economy going for the first time during President Obama’s administration.
With expensive utility bills, shrinking paychecks, high gas and grocery prices and unacceptably high unemployment rates, the indictment against President Obama’s mishandling of the economy should be lengthy and powerful.
Finally, he should unleash Paul Ryan. Speaker Boehner should insist on a televised fiscal cliff summit, with Ryan leading the prosecution of the case against President Obama’s reckless spending. Dave Camp should prosecute the case for why the GOP tax reform plan will strengthen the economy.
GOP senators and governors should take part in this summit, too. One tactic President Obama has overplayed is saying that ‘we can talk about that’ on a variety of policies, then dropping that position the minute he’s out of the room. Republicans should tell him that implementing a pro-growth economic plan is non-negotiable.
Finally, make the case that raising the top marginal tax rates won’t affect the Warren Buffetts of the world because their income comes from investments, not wages. Make the case that raising the top marginal tax rates will hurt small businesses, not the evil Wall Street fatcats President Obama always talks about.
President Obama’s policies are failing. Speaker Boehner’s ineptitude in highlighting those failures has the fiscal cliff conversation heading in the wrong direction. It’s time to change the direction of that conversation.
Tags: Fiscal Cliff, John Boehner, Debate, Fiscal Cliff Summit, Paul Ryan, Dave Camp, John Kasich, Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio, Tax Reform, Spending Reform, GOP, President Obama, Unemployment, Deficits, Gas Prices, Electric Bills, Groceries, Inflation, Median Household Income, Democrats
Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge.
This post isn’t about trashing Karl Rove or the Bush family. Frankly, that’s a waste of time when there’s important things to be done. Instead, it’s about identifying underlying principles undergirded President Reagan’s policies. Mr. Benko is spot on with this analysis:
Real conservatives saw Reaganomics as a way of creating broad-based opportunity, not as catering to the rich. It worked out exactly that way in America and throughout the world. The blossoming of free market principles, especially low tax rates and good money, brought billions of souls out of poverty, from subsistence to affluence.
Several things worked together to make America infinitely more prosperous during Reagan’s time than during President Obama’s time in office. First, the dollar was much stronger than during President Obama’s time in office. That’s partially because President Reagan’s domestic energy policy was infinitely more robust than President Obama’s. The less money we needlessly ship money overseas for oil, the stronger the dollar is. Our trade deficit shrunk, too.
The new conservative Republican leaders are strikingly formidable. The leaders of the new generation, like Reagan, and Kemp, before them (and Kennedy still earlier), all recognize the power of the “rising tide lifts all boats”.
It isn’t a stretch to think that conservatives like John Kasich, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio will re-ignite the Reagan Revolution. Each of these men have spotless conservative credentials, which is why they fire up the base in ways Mitt Romney and John McCain couldn’t.
When President Bush won in 2004, he got 62,000,000 votes. McCain got fewer votes than President Bush. Mitt got fewer votes than Sen. McCain. Had Paul Ryan been at the top of the ticket, however, it isn’t a stretch to think he would’ve topped President Bush’s vote total.
That’s because he’s the spitting image of Reagan. The Reagan Revolution was fueled by a glut of great ideas. A Ryan Revolution would be powered by the same thing. Most importantly, he’d talk conservatism like his native language. This isn’t an attempt to trash Mitt. It’s simply stating the obvious. He just didn’t prosecute the case against President Obama the way Ryan would have.
President Bush’s spending turned conservatives off because he had a Republican House and Senate much of the time. President Reagan’s spending was done, in part, because he had to rebuild the military after President Carter gutted it, partly because Tip O’Neill controlled the House.
Everything President Reagan fought for was targeted towards creating prosperity. He didn’t back away from a fight, either. When PATCO went on strike, he fired them because they broke federal law. When Tip O’Neill accused him of not caring about the average working Joe, Reagan responded mightily. His temper flaring, he marched back to the podium, then said, essentially, that he’d made his money because he’d worked hard, then adding that it wasn’t given to him.
It’s a fight Mitt Romney backed away from too often in his attempt to win over women voters or independents. It’s a fight the next generation of conservatives will fight with vigor.
Tags: Reagan Revolution, Ronald Reagan, Jack Kemp, Prosperity, Pro-Growth Policies, Strong Dollar, Oil, Job Growth, GDP, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Conservatism, President Bush, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, GOP Establishment
It’s obvious that Ryan Winkler is either the most ignorant, loud-mouthed DFL legislator or he’s totally dishonest. Rep. Winkler tweeted this during Thursday night’s speeches:
First time tuning in to RNC. Romney speech seems fine but it occurs to me GOP wants to go back to Founders: white, male property owners.
I believe Rep. Winkler when he said that Thursday night was his “first night tuning into the RNC” because he doesn’t have a clue about the racial and ethnic diversity within the GOP. Chuck Todd appreciates the GOP’s diversity:
Anyone who watched this convention knows that the GOP is filled with tons of talented newcomers and that there’s tons of diversity within this group of newcomers. Brian Sandoval and Susana Martinez wowed crowds with their speeches. That they’re Hispanic just adds to their appeal with the general public. Add them to Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley, the first governors of Indian descent, and it’s pretty obvious that the GOP is a principled big tent political party.
That’s before talking about soon-to-be US Senator-Elect Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. That’s before talking about rising rock star Mia Love, who should defeat Jim Matheson in Utah’s 4th District.
Had Rep. Winkler paid attention to the delegates in the hall, he would’ve seen a hugely diverse crowd. It’ll be difficult for the Democrats to be more diverse than the GOP’s delegates.
The TEA Party has helped grow, not to mention energize, the conservative movement. They’ve attracted men and women into the movement. Apparently, the TEA Party’s principles of limited, constitutional, government resonates with people of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.
Rep. Winkler hasn’t figured it out that ABM’s charicature of the TEA Party doesn’t match reality. The Left’s charicature of the TEA Party isn’t even close to reality.
When it comes to the national stage, the so-called party of diversity are more like the Neanderthal Party. Their image of the GOP is severely outdated.
Charlie Crist used to be known as a rising star in the GOP. When he endorsed Sen. McCain right before the Florida Primary, it essentially doomed the GOP to Sen. McCain being their nominee. Just 9 months later, the United States was shackled with President-Elect Obama’s disastrous economic policies.
Crist’s stock has fallen mightily since then. The minute he announced his intention to run for the open Florida Senate seat, John Cornyn and the NRSC endorsed him, expecting him to be the presumptive next senator from Florida.
Instead, Crist ran into a genuine rising star in the GOP in Marco Rubio. Despite his massive advantages in fundraising capabilities and statewide name recognition, Sen. Rubio crushed Crist.
Pretending to still be a national leader, Crist penned this op-ed to endorse President Obama:
We often remind ourselves to learn the lessons of the past, lest we risk repeating its mistakes. Yet nearly as often, our short-term memory fails us. Many have already forgotten how deep and daunting our shared crisis was in the winter of 2009, as President Obama was inaugurated. It was no ordinary challenge, and the president served as the nation’s calm through a historically turbulent storm.
The president’s response was swift, smart and farsighted. He kept his compass pointed due north and relentlessly focused on saving jobs, creating more and helping the many who felt trapped beneath the house of cards that had collapsed upon them.
He knew we had to get people back to work as quickly as possible — but he also knew that the value of a recovery lies in its durability. Short-term healing had to be paired with an economy that would stay healthy over the long run. And he knew that happens best by investing in the right places.
President Obama’s stimulus was directed at his biggest political allies, his campaign’s most prolific bundlers. The result was the worst economic recovery since FDR’s, the biggest annual deficits in our nation’s history and the worst economic future since the Great Depression.
President Obama owns the worst economic trifecta in US history: the biggest deficits, the worst regulatory overload and the bleakest economic outlook.
Economic growth in a second Obama term will be as dismal as they are now. Businesses won’t invest their capital because of this administration’s hostility towards capitalists. The ACA will continue to depress job creation. President Obama’s EPA will continue their attempt to kill the coal and natural gas industries.
The PEU bailouts included in the stimulus didn’t create jobs. The loans to President Obama’s most prolific bundlers didn’t create jobs at Solyndra. They just created the environment for the greatest electoral rebellion in recent history.
On Nov. 2, 2010, the American people booted the people out because they’d had enough of politics as usual.
Thanks to President Obama’s deficits, we can’t afford ‘cronyism as usual.’ Charlie Crist’s always been an unprincipled politician. Thanks to Sen. Rubio’s victory, he’ll be remembered as an unprincipled politician.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-TX), is one of the conservatives’ good guys. According to this article, he said something that hasn’t been said before. Here’s what he said:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), a member of the House Tea Party caucus, blamed Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for the fiasco over the payroll tax extension.
“What we have here is a failure to communicate,” Gohmert said Monday on Fox News.
House Republicans initially balked on passing a two-month extension after it passed the Senate with overwhelming support, but the House GOP eventually relented and passed the short-term option.
“If the message had been properly communicated to the Senate that we were not going to go along with a two month extension, then the Senate would not have voted 89 votes for that extension,” Gohmert said.
Rep. Gohmert is right that the Senate hung the House GOP out to dry. When it came to final negotiations, Sen. McConnell didn’t do anything right.
It’s long oast time for Senate Republicans to dump the current leadership team. They’re almost totally worthless. It’s time to install Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and either Rob Portman or Pat Toomey as the Senate’s GOP leaders. This isn’t a time for Mitch McConnell’s go-along-to-get-along ‘leadership’. It isn’t a time for John Cornyn’s type of ‘leadership’, either.
The thought of Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rob Portman and Pat Toomey making arguments for conservative economic policies should excite conservatives, partially because their conservatism plays well in public but also because they’re tough private negotiators. Most importantly, they won’t cave like Mitch McConnell did.
The GOP’s weak link in DC are in the Senate. They’ve vastly underperformed considering the hand they had to play. They hung the House GOP out to dry rather than communicating their message to America.
Since the 2010 shellacking, Mitch McConnell has lost 2 straight fights over taxes. Last year, he lost the battle over the Bush tax rates by caving on other items that President Obama wanted. This year, he lost because he caved on things Republicans and Democrats wanted.
With President Obama’s policies failing, it’s time to chart a new course. We can’t have a pushover in charge of negotiating important policy initiatives.
The first rule of holes is to stop digging. According to Scott Rasmussen’s polling, President Obama hasn’t learned that lesson:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters show that just 31% rate Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent. Forty-five percent (45%) say the president is doing a poor job handling these issues.
This information says one thing: President Obama isn’t getting re-elected. When the economy is people’s biggest worry, a president can’t afford to be seen by a near-majority as doing a poor job.
Couple that with a significant majority of people approving of repealing his signature acomplishment, aka PPACA, aka Obamacare, and you’ve got a toxic mix that suggests President Obama has a foot on a slippery slope, the other on a banana peel.
While the unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent, people are still having great difficulty finding a job. The economic reports can say what they want. If people don’t find jobs, they won’t cut President Obama slack for the unemployment rate artificially dropping.
Governors like John Kasich, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and Rick Perry are instituting reforms that will or have put their states on the right path economically. People like Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint and Rand Paul are growing in popularity as they try to limit government’s reach.
As they gain in popularity, President Obama’s popularity sinks. When the presidential campaign starts, Republican presidential candidates will spend more time running against President Obama than against their fellow Republicans.
Meanwhile, Republican Senate and House candidates will run equally against their opponents and President Obama. It figures to be a target-rich environment for Republican candidates.
Couple President Obama’s mishandling of the economy with his insistence of ramming ineffective, counterproductive policies down our throats against our will and you’ve got a difficult platform to campaign from.
If these numbers don’t improve dramatically, President Obama will lose by a dramatic margin. If that happens, he’ll drag alot of Democrats down with him. It’s that simple.
After the political upheaval in Ohio in 2010, Democrats should be worried. That especially includes Sherrod Brown. It’s looking likely that he’ll face rising GOP star Josh Mandel in 2012. Chris Cillizza’s article highlights why Sen. Brown should be worried:
Mandel crushed incumbent Treasurer Kevin Boyle (D) in November, his first state-wide race. He has a compelling back story: He says he was inspired to go into public service by his grandparents, both Holocaust survivors, and that his time in the Marines “really shaped me as a leader, the leadership traits and principles that are hammered into us.”
The young Republican was helped by ethical scandals surrounding the Democrat, and a great Republican year in the state.
“The truth is that they were kind of running against the perfect opponent in the perfect year,” said Democratic consultant Greg Hass. But Mandel was elected treasurer with a greater margin than any of the other state-wide executive candidates. He also managed to win a seat in the state legisture in 2006 in a northeastern district where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans two to one.
I paid attention to Mandel during the 2010 election cycle. I’m thinking of him as Ohio’s Marco Rubio. He’s that talented politically. He’s got a compelling life story that naturally attracts people to him.
There’s a reason why he won a legislative seat in a district where D’s outnumber R’s by a 2:1 margin. That doesn’t happen if you’re just another cookie-cutter politician. That only happens if you’re a talented politician that transcends party identification.
I haven’t heard of any polling for this race. That said, I can’t imagine this race not being tilted a little in the Republicans’ direction. Sen. Brown voted for the stimulus and O’Care twice each. I’m betting that those votes won’t sit well with 2012 voters.
I’m betting that Sen. Brown will get hurt by President Obama’s shrinking popularity. Couple that with the distinct possibility that Gov. Kasich’s reforms will be improving Ohio’s economy and you’ve got conditions that put Sen. Brown’s re-election chances at uphill or challenging at best.
If I’m a Democratic strategist or if I’m working at the DSCC, I’m worried because I know that I’ve got to contest that seat knowing that it’s going to be expensive. Knowing that it’ll be expensive is one thing. Knowing that it’s likely to be futile would bother me most. The combination of expensive and futile isn’t the type of combination that excites strategists.
It’s too early to say that Mandel is the frontrunner but it isn’t too early to say this will be a hotly contested race with a good possibility of a GOP pickup.
There’s been an uproar since the Obama-Republican tax compromise was announced. Idiot hotheads like Peter DeFazio and Anthony Weiner are saying that estate taxes aren’t getting raised enough. Jim DeMint, Mike Pence and others are voicing concern about the tax bill not being offset enough, with DeMint announcing he’ll vote to filibuster the bill over that issue.
Meanwhile, the media that didn’t care a whit about the first trillion dollar annual deficits in this nation’s history ar suddenly whining about adding to the deficit.
I have a solution to this impasse. In fact, I can’t believe people haven’t thought of it and started pushing it already.
Last week, President Obama’s debt commission was lauded for its debt reduction plan. Frankly, I’m not impressed with it but that’s another fight for another day.
Here’s the easiest path forward: Let’s have Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Tom Coburn initiate negotiations with President Obama on a set of spending cuts. Predicate a vote for extending the Bush tax rates and extending unemployment benefits on a vote in the next session for this spending cut package.
It isn’t that I trust President Obama on this. I’m an optimist but I’m a realist, too. It isn’t that I trust Harry Reid, either. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him if I had two broken arms and a bad back.
Simply negotiating this package puts this front and center into this debate. Having Paul Ryan and Mike Pence putting this list of spending cuts together gives the list instant credibility. If President Obama backs out of this package, his political career is finished.
If Harry Reid starts playing games with this spending cuts package and President Obama either can’t or won’t control Reid, he’ll be exposed as an impotent leader.
Neither situation puts President Obama in a positive light but it tells the vast majority of Americans that President Obama isn’t serious about deficit reduction. It also tells them that he isn’t the right choice for president in 2012.
If President Obama can’t get these spending cuts passed through a Democratic Senate, then it’s proof that he can’t even control his own party. It might also mean that his once-energized base will abandon him.
Meanwhile, Democrats like Rep. DeFazio and Rep. Weiner can pound sand because their votes are irrelevant. A month from now, their votes will be totally irrelevant. If they don’t like the legislation, that’s tough. Being in the minority in the House means you’ll get treated like a speed bump from time to time.
By putting legislators like Ryan, Pence, Rubio, Coburn and Paul in charge of putting together a spending cuts list, TEA Party activists will see that the TEA Party wing of the GOP is running the show. It’ll also prove that they’re serious about deficit reduction.
Let’s face it. The Deficit Commission was a waste of money in the sense that people like Paul Ryan, Mike Pence and other like-minded conservatives could’ve done what these people did without the formality of another blue ribbon commission.
Let’s pass the compromise legislation during the lame duck session with the promise attached that the spending cuts are heading our way in a matter of months.
That’s change the American people can believe it. The bad news for Democrats is that it’s positive change that conservatives initiated and finished.
I just read Liz Sidoti’s AP article about the state of various elections when I read that Charlie Crist’s running as an independent might cost Republicans the seat in Florida.
I know that’s the CW being spread by the media but it’s BS everywhere else. Gov. Crist’s highest ratings as an independent are today. It’s all downhill from here.
Now that he’s an independent, GOP contributors are asking for their contributions back. Now that he’s an independent, his campaign staff is disappearing. Now that he’s an independent, Republicans that once supported him are abandoning him because they’re loyal to GOP candidates, not political opportunists.
The reality is that Gov. Crist isn’t the type of politician that inspires loyalty. Politicians like Marco Rubio, Michele Bachmann and Tom Emmer, the freshly endorsed GOP candidate to replace Tim Pawlenty as Minnesota’s next governor, have supporters that are so loyal to them that they’d run through proverbial walls for them.
Unprincipled political opportunists like Gov. Crist and Sen. Specter don’t inspire loyalty. Instead, they attract supporters that come and go with the breeze, here on the good days, vanished everytime else.
Another reason why people are fleeing the Crist campaign is because they don’t like politicians who speak with a forked tongue. Many are the bloggers who’ve noted that Charlie Crist told FNS Anchor Chris Wallace that he’d run as a Republican in the Florida GOP primary. The minute it became clear that he couldn’t win in the GOP primary, in fact the moment he saw that he’d get demolished, Gov. Crist didn’t hesitate in braking his promise.
If there’s one thing that today’s voters won’t tolerate, it’s politicians that flip-flop without good reason. Politicians that think they can get away with flip-flopping should ask Bart Stupak what his now-infamous flip-flop did to his political career.
By the time Election Day rolls around, Gov. Crist will be lucky to garner 10 percent of the vote, with much of that coming from Democrat Kendrick Meek.
Rasmussen’s latest polling shows Rubio with a 7 point lead over Crist in a 3-way matchup. That lead will widen as the campaign wears on. Gov. Crist’s decision to run as an independent will be seen as a Hail Mary attempt by an unprincipled politician to keep his career alive. If Floridians are like the rest of America, and I suspect they are, they’ll reject Gov. Crist’s naked political opportunism swiftly and thoroughly.
Put differently, Gov. Crist is in for the political thrashing of a lifetime. He won’t be a spoiler. He’ll just be a trounced loser the first Wednesday this November.
Cross-posted at California Conservative
There’s no doubt but that Charlie Crist’s political future will end the minute he makes official that he’s running for the Florida Senate seat as an independent. He’s already hit his high water mark in terms of competitiveness. The minute Gov. Crist switches, GOP senators will demand their PAC contributions back:
But Mr. Crist would face a tough task, compounded by the possibilities that much of his campaign staff could leave and many donors could demand their contributions be returned.
“That letter went out today after we got the word,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, whose political action committee contributed $1,000 to Mr. Crist’s campaign in June. “I do my PAC to help support Republicans.”
Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, whose recruitment helped bring Mr. Crist into the race in the first place, said he hasn’t heard any decision from the governor. If a switch is in the offing, he said, he will ask for a refund of the $10,000 his political action committee has given.
“I suspect you’ll see a number of Republican senators ask for their money back,” Mr. Cornyn said.
Mr. Crist’s campaign was not commenting Wednesday, but Florida Republicans said he’ll suffer if he jumps.
“Charlie seems to have burned a lot of bridges, and I don’t see him hurting our party if he drops out of our Senate primary and runs on his own,” a former state party official said. The official said Mr. Rubio will not lose Republican voters to Mr. Crist, and questioned where Mr. Crist’s base of support will be.
I’m 100 percent with these senators asking for their money back. Still, it bothers me that they’d contribute to Gov. Crist’s campaign in the first place. Yes, he was popular, had the high name recognition, etc. He’d also embraced President Obama’s failed stimulus bill.
NOTE TO NRSC: PRINCIPLES MATTER!!!
HINT TO GOV. CRIST: This poll is the best he’ll get:
A Rasmussen Reports poll taken April 21 found Mr. Rubio leading with 37 percent, followed by Mr. Crist at 30 percent and Mr. Meek at 24 percent. A poll earlier in April had shown Mr. Crist with a slight lead over Mr. Rubio.
I’m certain that this is the closest Gov. Crist will get the rest of this race. Gov. Crist is said to be a man in a hurry. His election to office has always been just a stepping stone to the next office on his chart. In the end, his political career has been based more on political expediency than on principled policymaking.
With this decision, Gov. Crist will burn the few bridges he hasn’t already destroyed. The words on his political tombstone should read “Rose Quickly, Crashed Faster.”
It’s worth noting that DNC Chairman Tim Kaine is still as arrogant as ever:
But the head of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to reporters earlier in the day, said his party will retain majorities in both houses of Congress because Republican infighting will wound the GOP too deeply. “We don’t have a civil war going on in the Democratic Party,” said DNC Chairman Tim Kaine. “We know who our leader is.”
“In places like Florida and Texas, our chances are being improved by the corrosiveness on the other side,” he said.
Gov. Kaine is right that Democrats “know who their leader is.” The bad news for Democrats is that their leadership is pushing a radical agenda that the American people have resoundingly rejected. Until that changes, Democrats will suffer election losses by the dozens.
Independents still reject the Democrats’ health care legislation. They still reject the Democrats’ failed stimulus bill. They’ve resoundingly rejected both bills because they spend too much and heap too much debt on future generations.
When Charlie Crist campaigned with President Obama for the Democrats’ failed stimulus bill, he tied a political noose around his neck. After that, the only step left for Gov. Crist is political oblivion. That starts today.
Cross-posted at California Conservative