Given that Bruce and I (as well as John and Nick) have been faulting Republicans, including former President George W. Bush, for not holding the line on federal spending for almost as long as we’ve been blogging, I find it most amusing to read snarky comments from liberal readers who ask why didn’t we protest the then-President’s bloated budgets. Well, we didn’t take to the streets as we did on Wednesday. And maybe we should have organized such protests. But, we did take Republicans to task for losing sight of their conservative fiscal principles.
So, I thought I’d offer a few posts with their dates of publication to show that we’ve been doing just that–even when our party was in power.
2008 Elections: The Republicans’ DUI (November 17, 2008)
DeLay’s 1994 Election as House GOP Whip: Harbinger of GOP’s 2006 Defeat (November 14, 2006)
2006 Elections — Ronald Reagan’s Vindication (November 10, 2006)
Conservatism Still Ascendant even if Democrats Prevail (October 30, 2006)
2006; An Election, not a Realignment (October 23, 2006)
Wall Street Journal Blasts GOP (October 2, 2006)
Reagan on My Mind (August 3, 2006)
George W. Bush: Moderate (May 15, 2006)
Grading the President on Reagan’s Legacy (March 20, 2006)