Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Cleaning Up Messes

I know our bothsidesdoit national press corps will never stop pretending to not notice, but there is a pattern of Democrats having to clean up the messes that Republicans left behind.

It's dated now, but my favorite example for awhile was Christie Todd Whitman. She didn't destroy New Jersey, but she cut taxes and deferred pension payments. State pensions are something the press tends to notice when Democrats are in power, because Democrats, but it's often Republican governors who stiff the pension funds and then when Democrats come back into power suddenly it's a major crisis that needs to be addressed. Responsible Republican governance.