‘lie to me’
The most disingenuous rhetoric coming from Barack Obama is the “we tried it their way for the last 8 years” lie.
The Democrats controlled both houses of congress since 2006, the same branch of government that controls the budget and spending in Washington, perhaps Obama should be familiar with this since he was a member of that house during this time. Okay so that still leaves the previous six years - you know the six years that Bush himself admitted he abandoned conservatism for to handle the full fledged war on terror. Spending of which was voted on by a large majority of both parties.
Just look at the events of the last six months alone. We had a Republican president who proposed the most liberal and largest socialist private industry intervention legislation in the history of the United States (until the next one), a Republican and Democratic presidential candidate who both supported that legislation, and a Democratic controlled congress who voted the legislation into law.
During the last eight years there were no fiscally conservative leaders shaping any policy in any form. Both the Republican and Democratic parties were in a full fledged orgy of spending.
This spending created a culture of irresponsibility, irresponsibility that directly lead to the financial crisis we find ourselves in today.
Change? Please, neither presidential candidate was offering change. Our choice was between socialist and quasi-socialist. Change was not offered this time around, sorry.
Today, Obama is picking up where Bush led off, extrapolating that spending (with his even larger socialist legislation) into the stratosphere. So can someone please explain to me how this is a deviation from the last 8 years of policies? Please anyone? Can any single person make a case that Obama is drastically deviating from “the last 8 years” by following up record government spending with even higher record government spending?
Now, many Republicans are coming out of the woodwork as conservatives advocating fiscal responsibility and prudence. Is this new found conservatism hypocritical? Yes. Is this new found conservatism politically convenient? Yes. Is this new found conservatism what this country needs to survive? HELL YES.
I don’t care what the motivations of the Republican party are that have lead them to this new found appreciation of fiscal conservatism, all I care is that it is right path to take and hopefully not too little too late. If only someone would listen.
So when he says “we tried it your way for the last 8 years” Obama should really be saying “we all liked spending a crap load of money when your guy was in charge, so now it is only fair for us to get a crack at spending a crap load of money now that I am in charge”. All the while ignoring the fact that spending is what’s killing us.
Unfortunatly the American public is too stupid to realize that we only had one political party for the last decade, the Spendopublicancrats. The Spendopublicancrats, consisting of every elected official in Washington, except maybe Ron Paul, had a fun time bickering about social policy, but gained consensus when it came time to spending money that this country does not have.
Seeing the damage caused, most Republicans have left the Spendopublicancratic Party and rediscovered their charter, the one about personal responsibility and liberty. By large they have found their message, broken free from the addiction of spending (for some anyway), and are calling Obama out.
His reply, “we tried it your way the last 8 years”, but we really know what he means is, “come on guys lets keep the spending going, lets keep the Spendopublicancratic Party strong”.