After Bush, Republicans harping about big government is, well, risible. I laid out the indictment in my book. Bruce Bartlett did the same. There's a level of denial here that is truly unhinged. No party has done more to destroy America's fiscal standing than the GOP under Bush. No president has grown government more sharply since LBJ and, by some measures, FDR:

How many slogans has McCain gone through now? There was "Reform, Prosperity, Peace" ; "Country First"; and now "Change Is Coming." I'm probably forgetting a few others. It doesn't bode well for his campaign.

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