Posted by: Rick | Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ex-President Smackdown: Howitzer Vs. Pea-Shooter

Last week it became clear that Barack Obama and the Democrats planned to recruit Bill Clinton for extensive campaign duty this fall.  Not to be outdone, Republicans appear to be readying their biggest gun (or at least his rather dubious record) for a presidential battle royale:

With the economy still in crisis, and polls showing Republicans poised to pick up many seats this November, GOP leaders have found the nerve to explicitly argue that what the country needs is a return to the same policies that triggered country’s woes in the first place.

“We need to go back to the exact same agenda that is empowering the free enterprise system rather than diminishing it,” said NRCC chairman Pete Sessions on “Meet the Press” Sunday morning. . . .

“Look, I think President [George W.] Bush’s stock has gone up a lot since he left office,” [NRSC Chairman John] Cornyn said.  “People appreciate his resolve and commitment in the face of a national security threat like 9/11.  He had his challenges no doubt.  We have learned a lot about things we could have done better as Republicans in terms of fiscal responsibility [Insert “gagging” pantomime here — Rick]. . . .I think a lot of people are looking back with a little more — with more fondness on President Bush’s administration, and I think history will treat him well.”  [Emphasis added]

How long before the Big Dog challenges Dubya to a friendly debate on their respective economic records?  I’d pay beaucoup bucks to see that one.

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