This article by Jon Perr (aka Avenging Angel) from the Daily Kos sums up the republicans strategy for the elections since 1980 : lie to the American people, and hope the dumb ones fall for it. Problem is, that strategy gave us the Reagan deficit's and "W's" deficits, but not the prosperity and balanced budgets that were promised.
I hope it fails this fall. How in the world can people possibly be suckered by the same plan again ?
David Stockman lamented:
"[The] debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party's embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don't matter if they result from tax cuts."