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“The chairman of the Republican National Committee has confirmed what Democrats and millions of others frustrated with his party have probably been thinking for a while: the GOP can't be trusted.”  (from on Friday, Feb. 13th). 


On Glenn Beck's Fox News program Friday, brand new Republican Party Chairman, Michael Steele, said. "The reality of it is, you are absolutely right. You have absolutely no reason, none, to trust our word or our actions at this point."


The context of the discussion centered on the spending spree that’s been approved in Washington in the last six months.  Steele was apologetic to the American people for allowing what he called “socialism” to occur in America and warning Republican senators who support Obama’s stimulus plan that they would be targeted for ouster in the next election cycle; so much for bi-partisan politics.


It’s revealing how those in Washington pick and choose what spending to support.  It says a lot about their character and their morals.  It’s this same group that never hesitated to spend what is now a trillion dollars on Iraq who now condemn spending money on Main Street Americans.  It’s these same congressmen who were against an increase in the minimum wage and expanding health insurance coverage for the millions of children who don’t have it, who also voted in favor of a near trillion dollar bailout of Wall Street.


What’s their answer to Obama’s stimulus plan?  Their own version would greatly increase the amount of tax cuts and reduce infrastructure projects.  Now wait a second.  Didn’t we just listen to two years of presidential campaigning in which ALL candidates, including Republicans, condemned “…the failed policies of the last eight years…”?


These policies don’t work.  We’ve seen their results.  Isn’t this more of the same “Stay the Course” strategy that typified the Bush White House?  Is this like the old cliché about insanity, i.e., doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?  It’s time to change strategies.


Well, Steele has one thing right.  They can’t be trusted.  But, of course, it’s not just limited to their party.

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