The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore (formerly of the Club for Growth) writes this, with no little approval, of John Boehner:
He sees debt as almost a moral failing, noting that when he grew up in a "little middle-class, blue-collar neighborhood" outside of Cincinnati, "nobody had debt. It was unheard of. I just don't do debt."
I read Mr. Moore's column in full. He had plenty of space to note, for instance, the grossly unfair charge that Republicans are "dogmatic and unyielding," just before noting that the speaker is "adamant" about, and immovable on, various issues. Moore even had space to note Boehner's smoking habits. Moore lacked the space, however, to note that John Boehner doesn't just do debt, he does lots of debt--in unfunded wars, in unfunded tax cuts, in an unfunded drug prescription program; all told well more than $3 trillion of debt as of 2011.
But, you know, the demands of space. Room to note Boehner's smoking habits, but, what a shame, no room to note Boehner's windbagging. We understand, Mr. Moore. Priorities.