Monday, June 25, 2007

A Political Death Wish?

"I really believe [Democrats] have some kind of political death wish. I mean, if you listen to their message over the last two or three weeks, Larry, what has it been?

Pork barrel spending...“we're not going to give up our earmarks” oil and gas in the energy bill...Tax hedge private equity...increase taxes on capital gains and dividends by repealing the Bush tax cut.

This is not [the mandate], as you said, that the Democrats ran on. Then you've got this terrible farm bill that's coming down the pike.

Democrats just three months ago had very high numbers. Nancy Pelosi was on her honeymoon. And instead the Democrats have moved right back to the left with a kind of lose the war, earmark spending, tax, tax, tax agenda…

What are the Democrats doing? They're going to lose this election if they keep up this message."

-Steve Moore, senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal's editorial board, on Kudlow & Company.