Why Do Reaganomics Hate America?

Bruce Bartlett, author of Reaganomics and member of the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, has a new book out.

Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the American Legacy

Maybe this will wake up a few Republicans...

Bartlett's attack boils down to one key premise: Bush is a shallow opportunist who has cast aside the principles of the "Reagan Revolution" for short-term political gains that may wind up hurting the American economy as badly as, if not worse than, Nixon's did. As part of a simple, point-by-point critique of Bush's "finger-in-the-wind" approach to economic leadership, Bartlett singles out the Medicare prescription drug bill of 2003- "the worst piece of legislation ever enacted"-as a particularly egregious example of the increases in government spending that will, he says, make tax hikes inevitable. Bush has further weakened the Republican Party by failing to establish a successor who can run in the next election, Bartlett says. If the Reaganites want to restore the party's tradition of fiscal conservatism and small government, he worries, let alone keep the Democrats out of the White House, they will have their work cut out for them.

Our Vice-President's Vice

nuf said....

The Prince Of Darkness Is Back

Right on time for the next run up to war. The question is... will the same idiots buy this steaming pile of crap.

This from Reuters:

Richard Perle, a key architect of the U.S.-led war against Iraq, said on Saturday the West should not make the mistake of waiting too long to use military force if Iran comes close to getting an atomic weapon.

"If you want to try to wait until the very last minute, you'd better be very confident of your intelligence because if you're not, you won't know when the last minute is," Perle told Reuters on the sidelines of an annual security conference in Munich.

"And so, ironically, one of the lessons of the inadequate intelligence of Iraq is you'd better be careful how long you choose to wait."

Perle is one of the top U.S. neoconservatives who advocated a pre-emptive invasion of Iraq to topple Saddam and seize alleged stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. No such stockpiles were found after the war and U.S. President George W. Bush has acknowledged that the intelligence was bad.

I really don't think that Bush and company are really that stupid to start slapping around the beehive that is Iran right now, unless they really do want the next world war to break out. (are they that crazy?) To me this is clearly meant to keep the voters scared and use the talk of war to pump up the Republicans and minimize the Democrats for the election in 2006. I just hope that America will wise up fast enough to see through this charade.

This guy really creeps me out.

Update: Of course Perle's keeper Baron von Rumsfeld wasn't far behind in Munich. I'm sure they were meeting to discuss the next round of the propaganda offensive.

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