Wednesday, July 13, 2011

If Republicans have the Senate, House and Presidency, Newt, how will it get better?

Newt (the person, not the amphibian) said today (paraphrasing) that if the Republicans shut down the government, it will prove they are serious about the deficit and lead to a Republican Senate, House and Presidency and then they can really fix things.
One has to wonder where one can get the same drugs Newt has - because I would like some.
Last time the Republicans had the Senate, the House and the Presidency they turned a budget surplus (SUR-FUCKING-PLUS) into the largest deficits ever - and still ran the economy into a ditch.  Is this fixing things?  A new Medicare Drug program, 2 unfunded wars and tax cuts to make positive the pooch was good and screwed?
Dimwit's comments... "The Washington media will tell you we made a huge mistake closing the federal government in 1995 and 1996," he said. "I will tell you as one of the people who did it – baloney."
He said Republicans in Congress during his time showed the American people they were serious enough about balancing the budget they were willing to let the government close.
"I would say to the Republicans in Washington today that you have to have the courage to stand for what you believe in. You have to trust that the American people are smarter than the elite media thinks they are and the political consultants think they are. You have to be able to go nose-to-nose with the president to win the argument."
"When you do, the country will award you with a dozen more seats in the Senate and 30 or 40 more House seats and a Republican president and we will have this country back on the road to prosperity," Gingrich said.