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The Democrats: The New Stupid Party?

The Republicans long have been known, appropriately, as The Stupid Party.  But the Democrats might be making a better claim to that name these days.

Reports Byron York:

During the Bush administration, Democrats made huge gains in some important Republican areas.  For example, on the question of which party would do a better job in handling the federal budget deficit, Democrats held a 19-point advantage in a November 2005 Journal poll, a 25-point advantage in July 2007, and a 22-point advantage in January 2008. 

Now all that has changed.  In the new poll, the results have completely turned around, and Republicans hold a six-point advantage.  On the related issue of controlling government spending, in July 2007, Democrats held a 16-point advantage.  In the new poll, Republicans hold a nine-point lead.

Also in the Bush years, Democrats erased the Republican advantage on the issue of taxes.  In November 2005, Democrats held a 10-point advantage over Republicans on the tax issue.  That lead diminished over the next few years, but Democrats still held a five-point advantage in January 2008.  In the new poll, Republicans have a seven-point advantage.

The big-spending Bush administration and Republican Congress tossed away the mantle of fiscal responsibility.  It looks like the even bigger spending Obama administration and Democratic Congress have managed to throw it back!

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