Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bush 2008: "There is no conservative movement"

Methinks he misunderestimated.

Ed Morrissey covered this and other revelations very well, give his article a read.
"Look, I know this probably sounds arrogant to say," the president said, "but I redefined the Republican Party."

I don’t think there’s any doubt about that last statement. Before Bush’s election, the Republican majorities in Congress had worked themselves into a role of fiscal responsibility and a check on Bill Clinton’s more expansive notions of government. After Bush took office, however, the two branches of government went on a spending spree, and not coincidentally a lobbyist lovefest, that threw out the GOP’s credibility on fiscal responsibility in six short years. Bush and his big-spending policies (and K Street strategy) set the stage for the Democrats to seize control of Congress in the 2006 midterms and a Democratic takeover of the White House last year.

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