“Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh? Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?”
— Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an interview on CNN, on the problems of the Republican party.
How quickly times change when it’s their money at risk.
From the 2008 Republican Party Platform, adopted earlier this month:
“We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself.” (my emphasis)