Steven Taylor is a bit bemused by this one:

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Friday blasted President Bush and his “radical” administration for attempting to dismantle the “central pillars of progress in our country during the 20th century.”

Clinton, in an interview with two reporters, said she had become convinced the Republican administration wants “to undo the New Deal,” the Roosevelt-era policies that ushered in Social Security and a host of other governmental assistance programs.

Considering that Bush has rammed through massive entitlement programs and a huge expansion in the federal workforce–while cutting taxes, no less–this is a bit of a stretch.

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  1. JC says:

    Wow. It seems like only yesterday that the Clinton administration had actually reduced the size of the budget, passed the first significant welfare reform, balanced the budget and yada yada ya.

    You guys really are living in a fantasy world where your understanding of what democrats are were formed in 1925.

    This kind of stuff is beneath you James. I know it’s a great party line, but this hasn’t been true for about 20 years.

  2. JC says:

    Whoops. That comment was meant for Steven’s blog. Sorry. Got confused.