Friday, June 12, 2009

Boehner: "Bush-Cheney, Iraq War, Sacrificing Fiscal responsibility to hold Power." Wants a Second Chance?

According to Think Progress:

"In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) pinned the blame for his party’s current failures on the Bush presidency:"

“We’re digging ourselves out of a deep hole,” he admitted. “We took it in the shorts with Bush-Cheney, the Iraq War, and by sacrificing fiscal responsibility to hold power.”

An absolutely breathtaking admission, and a revealing list of reasons why the Republican ideology failed. I especially liked thinkprogress's take on the messenger:

"Boehner has only to blame to himself. He voted to authorize use of military force against Iraq, and voted against a House-approved Iraq withdrawal in 2007. He also voted for the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, which were largely responsible for turning our nation’s surplus into a massive deficit. As Boehner himself said in 2006, “I think that Republicans ought to stand up and support George W. Bush for the job that he’s done.” (HT: Political Wire)"

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