Harry Reid can't say that anymore
Back in 2006, when Democrats were hoping to win control of the House and Senate, party leaders worked themselves into a righteous outrage over the issue of out-of-control federal spending. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the Republican budget “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” because it increased the amount of U.S. debt held by foreign countries. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Republicans of going on “an unprecedented and dangerous borrowing spree” and declared GOP leadership “the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of our country … no other president or Congress even comes close.”I never thought the Democrats' pitch on spending was made in good faith, and it wasn't. It was based on polling data of what people wanted to hear, and the Democrats were willing to practice the politics of fraud to get elected. So far it has worked for them, but as the monstrosity known as the stimulus works its way through the economy the Democrats will be on the receiving end of complaints about out of control spending.