Damn those Dems!
November 04, 2005
Even if the Democrats were to end up with power over nothing but America's Gender studies departments, everything would still be entirely their fault in the feverish little imaginations of those leading the "party of personal responsibility":
Republicans may control Congress and the White House, but a leading House Republican says they can't be blamed for runaway federal spending on their watch.
Blame it on the war, said Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas. Or the Democrats.
"The 9-11 recovery, the war on terror, our homeland security buildup and related priorities have required Congress to spend more than we otherwise would have," the former majority leader of the House of Representatives told an audience Thursday at the Heritage FoundationÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
He also blamed Democrats, complaining that they haven't offered any suggestions on how to cut spending. He said they created a congressional budget process that makes it difficult to cut spending.
"We've been operating off a Congress designed by Democrats," he said.
The Republicans took control of Congress in 1995.The Knight-Ridder article is hilarious, with gems like:
I'm not here to defend the highway bill," DeLay said. Then he defended it, saying that without the bill, his Houston district wouldn't get its fair share of highway money.Beanie tip to Atrios.