Liberals Plan Return to the New Deal
2:43 PM, May 9, 2008 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
Polls consistently show that the American people have a greater appetite for expanded, activist government than they have in recent memory. A key for the election will be for McCain to demonstrate that apart from being too naive to protect the nation from terrorist threats, Obama will also implement a domestic agenda far beyond what the American people will approve. With most analysts now taking it as a given that Democrats will control both the House and Senate, McCain can now attack the liberal powers in Congress as well:
This at a conference that featured praise for "Scandinavian-style socialism" and calls for "cuts in military spending." McCain is probably too lucky to hope that leading Democrats will be as foolish as Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) in giving the game away:
There's no way the American people will vote in 2008 for a recreation of the New Deal agenda, framed as such. But at heart, that's what Democrats are promising. Republicans will need to press Obama about whether he will stop the extreme liberals in Congress from completely rolling back the clock to the 1930s, if he's elected president.