Saturday, December 10, 2011

Economic experts explain why Republicans have doomed the economy

Reagan adviser Bruce Bartlett and I agree on what the best outcome of the 2012 election will be.--SS

Economic experts explain why Republicans have doomed the economy:
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich, the nation's best hope? (Daron Dean/Reuters)

You know how fucked up the GOP is, and the country with it, when you hear this, not just from a Republican, but from a Reagan adviser. Here's Bruce Bartlett:
"Basically we're still stuck in the situation we were three years ago and we haven't made any progress at all except that our problems are much worse because of political reasons, because we now have a crazy party in charge of one of the Houses of our Congress and they won't allow anything to happen because it's in their vested interest to make things worse," Bartlett explained in his typically exasperated way. "Plus they have a theory that is completely nuts…. I'm very depressed. [...] The most we can hope for is that a complete crazy person like Newt Gingrich gets the Republican nomination, the Republicans lose so badly that they lose control of the House and don't get control of the Senate and then maybe in a year we can finally talk about doing something rational. [...]"

Total implosion of the GOP, 2012's version of hope.

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