Clinton: I almost Gag When I Hear Republicans Calling Democrats Big Spenders…Quasi Socialists

“Quasi”?

Judging from the videos of his latest campaign rally appearances, Slick Willie, ever the snake-oil salesman, had the drones eating out of his hand. Yes, there are actually people out there who believe this half-baked propaganda.

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The Politico reports that  Clinton says he’s  “disturbed and ticked off” by what he’s seeing in the midterm election campaign.

Speaking at a rally for 28-term incumbent Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) Sunday, Clinton said argued “right-wing rhetoric” against government spending does not accurately frame how Democrats have tried to aid a country still reeling from a recession, and showed frustration that the attacks against Democrats seems to have stuck.

“I almost gag when I hear these Republicans lambasting the president and the Democrats in Congress, ‘Oh, they’re such big spenders, they’re just crazy, they’re quasi-socialist,’” he said during the rally at the University of Michigan. “I have a simple question: Who’s the last president to give you a balanced budget?

“I like all this enthusiasm, but frankly there are a few things about this election that have gotten me somewhere between disturbed and ticked off,” he added.

What he doesn’t tell them is that the last President to have a balanced budget had a Republican congress led by Newt Gingrich, who did all the heavy lifting. He just happened to be there when it happened.

I almost gag when I read that the national debt has increased $5 trillion since Speaker Pelosi took over the Speakership in Jan. 2007. Especially gag-inducing is the fact that she had vowed that there would be no new deficit spending. Her “left-wing rhetoric against government spending” turned out to have an expiration date of about 3 days.

When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” Pelosi said in her speech from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

Pelosi has served as speaker in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2007, Pelosi’s first day as speaker, the national debt was $8,670,596,242,973.04 (8.67 trillion), according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department.  At the close of business on Oct. 22, it stood at $13,667,983,325,978.31 (13.67 trillion), an increase of 4,997,387,083,005.27 (or approximately $5 trillion).

You would think the former President would stay away from this Dem trainwreck in progress and leave what’s left of his dignity intact.

Guess not.

Video at CNS News.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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