To paraphrase Harry Truman, anyone who votes Republican ought to have his (or her) head examined.
Sure the country is in a mess, but think about it – it didn't happen overnight (the last two years). Coming out of the 1990s, we were on the road to fiscal responsibility. But then what happened?
It was Republican Phil Gramm who got the banks deregulated, allowing the sub-prime mortgage mess. It was a Republican Congress who passed the Medicare Part D (with the “donut hole” and no price controls or government discount). It was a Republican Congress that drastically reduced taxes on the top 1 percent. It was a Republican president who got us into two endless wars (I guess he couldn't remember Vietnam) without asking us to pay for them (Yeah, someone has to cover the cost of these foreign entanglements). And it was the Republican-led Congress that passed the “bank bail-out” bill before our current president took over.
Yes, there were surely plenty of complicit Democrats involved, I won't deny it. And some [members] of the current administration are worthy of criticism, but we've at least started digging out of the ditch we were run into over the previous eight years. What programs would the Republicans have instituted had they been in power the last two years? … I'll bet it would be more of the same — cut taxes on the wealthy, and cut services to everyone else.
Think about it.
— Gred Gross