Republicans Derailed

Further proof for my Feb. 21st article “Politics Creeps In” (see article below). Bruce Bartlett doesn’t drink Bush‘s Kool-Aid!

Oh, Yeah! Drink W's Kool-Aid!

(Image stolen from 2politicaljunkies and then slightly modified.)

Republican economist Bruce Bartlett (Wikipedia biography, Fresh Air interview) has impressive conservative credentials. He worked in the administrations of both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; was one of the architects of Reagan’s 1981 tax cut; and has worked at the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, and National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). He’s certainly qualified to know a conservative when he sees one.

Impostor. Buy from Powell's.

He has written the book Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy which got him fired from the NCPA.

Whether you believe in Freudian slips or mere coincidence, I think Bartlett’s recent appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was quite telling:

Bruce Bartlett: I think conservatives would like to believe that they at least make the trains run on time.

Jon Stewart: So they follow Mussolini’s theory on government?

Bartlett: I realized that was not a good thing to say as the words were coming out of my mouth!

Poster:  Freedom is on the march!  It just looks like fascism!

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