Democrats asking voters to forget their record

Rick Moran
First, Democrats started running away from Obama. Then they started running against their own Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Now, they're running away from their record.

The candidate was outraged - just outraged - at the country's sorry fiscal state.

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet," he fumed to a roomful of voters. "In my view, we have nothing to show for it."
And that was a Democrat, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who voted "yes" on the stimulus, the health-care overhaul, increased education funding and other costly bills Congress approved under his party's control.

Faced with a potential wipeout in November's midterm elections, candidates such as Bennet are embracing budget cuts with the enthusiasm of Reagan Republicans.

I doubt this will work any better than trying to run away from an unpopular president or criticize their own party leader.

But it adds some needed levity to the proceedings, don't you think?

Maybe their next gambit will be to claim that their evil twins actually voted for all those spending bills. Gotta work better than the truth.



First, Democrats started running away from Obama. Then they started running against their own Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Now, they're running away from their record.

The candidate was outraged - just outraged - at the country's sorry fiscal state.

"We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet," he fumed to a roomful of voters. "In my view, we have nothing to show for it."

And that was a Democrat, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, who voted "yes" on the stimulus, the health-care overhaul, increased education funding and other costly bills Congress approved under his party's control.

Faced with a potential wipeout in November's midterm elections, candidates such as Bennet are embracing budget cuts with the enthusiasm of Reagan Republicans.

I doubt this will work any better than trying to run away from an unpopular president or criticize their own party leader.

But it adds some needed levity to the proceedings, don't you think?

Maybe their next gambit will be to claim that their evil twins actually voted for all those spending bills. Gotta work better than the truth.