Fiscal Responsibility

Marc Ambinder reacts a bit incredulously to Obama’s ad attacking McCain’s spend-first, balance-later budget proposal. 

A Democratic candidate on a Republican candidate for spending?  

Especially a Democratic candidate who, let’s face, has a bunch of expensive spending proposals he’s not willing to give up, even in the face of mounting deficits…..

Kind of an eye-gouge, right?

I suppose it is a bit of an eye-gouge if you take Republican calls for “fiscal responsibility” the least bit seriously, which of course, you shouldn’t. It took a Democrat to balance the budget and Republican to pluge us yet again into a $400 billion deficit. “Fiscal responsibility” is a message that works quite well with voters, but not quite so well in practice.

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