Update: See Bruce Murphy's piece that argues GOP is desperate against Doyle, mocking the silly notion that Doyle is doomed.
But lying is the Republican way.
Faced with the hollowed-out economy executed by the Bush-Cheney administration, 47 states this year face ballooning budget deficits, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
State legislatures and governors from California to Maine are fighting to clean up the fiscal carnage.
So the over-heated GOP shills in Wisconsin snipe and gripe, screaming about the state budget addressing the $6 billion deficit: The worst ever, sure to draw the wrath of the people.
Yes, the state budget not yet approved is the cause of economic misery and generates outrage across the state. Right.
And Jim Doyle is sure to feel this wrath and outrage. Milwaukee talk radio and GOP shills are never wrong.
Where were these fiscal Republican geniuses the last eights years that saw the Bush administration applaud and actually brag about economic progress as 1,000,000s of jobs were outsourced? Smirking no doubt.
Where were these geniuses the last eight years that saw in 2001 the projected elimination of all public debt [and states arguing about what to do with their surpluses] morph into Bush bequeathing $10 trillion debt to the new administration and the 50 states in fiscal crises? That's easy, they were applauding King George's leadership and courage.
Remember the "deficits don't matter" assurance infamously voiced by our intrepid former vice-president.
As the GOP scolds, do yourself a favor and don't buy their snake oil.
Their public record and commitment to honest commentary ain't the best as the omission of inconvenient facts make clear.
If we could get a honest policy discussion from Republicans, our country and our fellow states would not be in this mess.