Republicans Advise Romney To Distance Himself From Bush
Funny how Republicans are now running away from 43.
Freshman Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) who rode the wave of anti-incumbency fervor into the House in 2010, said Romney should firmly separate himself from Bush’s economic policies.
“Many of us, myself included, got into politics because we were appalled at the Bush record on spending,” Mulvaney said in an interview with The Hill.
Mulvaney, who ousted veteran Democratic lawmaker John Spratt, said his party made mistakes on spending in the early 2000’s, and should be the “first ones to admit it … and to do better next time.”
Other Republican lawmakers, including those in leadership positions, admit that the GOP lost its way during Bush’s tenure when government spending spiked.
Funny, I don’t recall this kind of criticism at when 43 was actually running things.