Ugens citat: Toomey om Republikansk identitetskrise

I dagens Wall Street Journal har Pat Toomey (tidl. Republikansk kandidat til kongressen og nu ny leder af Club for Growth, som vi tidligere har omtalt) en kronik, hvor han opfordrer Republikanerne til at rense ud i eget hus (og som nok også kunne give hjemlige danske borgerlige/liberale lidt at tænke over):

“After 10 years of controlling Congress, Washington Republicans have an identity crisis. It was Republicans who gave us a farm bill that only a Soviet central planner could love; a campaign-finance reform bill that expands government’s unconstitutional restrictions on speech; a prescription-drug entitlement program that Lyndon Johnson could only have dreamed of; and a transportation bill with more than 40-times as many pork projects it took to earn Reagan’s veto. So, we ask a fair question: Is Reagan’s vision of limited government–the fundamental principle that brought Republicans to power–still part of the Republican identity, or has it been abandoned in favor of the seductive power of controlling unlimited government?”

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