Republicans Chose Bush’s Budget Czar for SOTU Rebuttal – Mitch Daniels’ Message: Doom, Gloom and Mourning in America

What were Republicans thinking when they gave Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who served as George W. Bush’s first budget czar, the job of rebutting Pres. Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday? During Daniels’ tenure as head of the Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. annual surplus of $236 billion was turned into a deficit of $400 billion.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is to make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States.”
– GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, October 2010 (amended)

This man has no credibility on any topic. If there ever were accountability on the right, he would be working in the mail room at a conservative “thimk” tank, not running one of the 50 states.

The paradox is that, as recently as last week, Bill Kristol, formerly Dan Quayle’s brain and now the editor of the neocon propaganda sheet, The Weekly Standard, was beseeching Daniels to make a late entry into the presidential race. This provides yet more evidence, though none is needed, that Bill Kristol is seriously delusional.