Phil’s, ahem, strong views on the Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill have gotten a lot of attention. You can argue that he’s wrong on the merits or the politics (I don’t believe he is), but you can’t say he’s inconsistent:
I have been consistently outraged about disregard for fiscal sanity across administrations, much to the mocking of the likes of @TheStalwart . I invite anybody to compare my coverage of Bush, Trump & other big gov republicans to @sullydish coverage of the Obama era. https://t.co/kDwduHEQCN
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) November 7, 2021
Someone came at me with the same argument, but then backed off when I tweeted back a link to one of our editorials criticizing one of Trump’s nascent infrastructure proposals:
— Eric Owens (@ericowensdc) November 6, 2021
As a general matter, we’ve never been kind toward Republican supporters of big spending, no matter who is president or what the circumstances (within limits, of course — sometimes there are genuine national emergencies).