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Friday, June 8, 2012


Democratic politicians and liberal commentators are suggesting that Republicans are deliberately sabotaging the economy in order to bring down President Obama.  It is an old argument. On November 13, 1991, the first President Bush tried to blame congressional Democrats for the worsening economy.  At a fundraiser for Senator Christopher Bond of Missouri, he said:
So, we've got a growth program. It's there. It is a sound agenda. But while the people seek action, the liberals in Congress go out and hold a lot of press conferences, sell their funny little T-shirts, and sabotage the initiatives that the American people want. And I'm getting sick and tired of it.
They even refused to permit a vote on our capital gains tax cut to propel the economy when we had majorities in both the House and the Senate for this a couple of years ago. Couldn't even get it to the floor by some fancy parliamentary procedure out there.
They talk about fairness, and what they're really talking about these days, you listen to the proposals and listen to the load they're putting on me, they're talking about class warfare. And America grew out of that years ago. We're all in this together. And we cannot be divided by Democratic demagoguery.
We've got a good agenda, and they've got an agenda.Their agenda is to block our agenda. And so far I regret to report they're having some success because they've got our good troops here outnumbered.