Friday, July 18, 2008

Republicans behave shamefully

Usually this blog tries to avoid the "horse race" of US politics, which dominates most US news coverage of politics, but sometimes events rise to the occasion anyway.

A Journal editorial describes how Republicans mistreat reformers in their own party.

Voters are not blind to the crazy spending during the six years of Republican reign, and they will inevitably be aware of all these efforts to continue earmarking and spending. One wonders why the Republican party continues to pursue the path of seppuku.

When it comes to earmarks, the Democrats are no better, of course. Voters know this, too. Congressional approval ratings, Democrat or Republican, are at an all time low for good reasons. Nobody from either party is showing leadership at a time of economic turmoil.

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