Saturday, September 25, 2010

So Joe Wilson was right, apparently...

...when he called the president a liar:

President Barack Obama says Republicans' plan to slash taxes and cut spending if the GOP retakes the House in November is no more than "an echo of a disastrous decade we can't afford to relive."
Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to skewer House Republicans over the "Pledge to America" they unveiled this week. It also promised to cut down on government regulation, repeal Obama's health care law and end his stimulus program.
"The Republicans who want to take over Congress offered their own ideas the other day. Many were the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising, since many of their leaders were among the architects of that failed policy," Obama said.
Really? The Republicans cut spending when they controlled Congress? I could have SWORN that one of the complaints of the Republican base was that they INCREASED it with their own special brand of not-so-limited government, aka George Bush's "compassionate conservatism." Am I missing something here?