Yesterday I said the lie-attack would begin this fall, but it only took a day. Yesterday I wrote,
This fall President Bush will veto a number of spending bills, saying that they spend too much money. This will be accompanied by a huge, orchestrated media campaign blasting out the message: “We told you so. Now that Democrats are in charge they have gone wild with spending.”
… There will also be an orchestrated campaign to convince the public that Democrats are making their taxes go up – because of the spending.
Escalating a budget battle with Democrats who control Congress, President George W. Bush accused them on Saturday of pushing tax-and-spend policies and renewed his veto threat.
“They are working to bring back the failed tax-and-spend policies of the past,” he said in his weekly radio address. “Democrats are failing in their responsibility to make tough decisions and spend the people’s money wisely.”
… Bush accused Democrats of proposing in the next five years the “biggest tax increase in history” though he gave no details how he reached that conclusion. “I have made clear that I will veto any attempt to take America down this road,” he said.
Let’s hope my other prediction – political prosecutors indicting Democrats – does not come true.
I left out one thing from my prediction: Republicans will block every piece of legislation and then say that the Democrats aren’t passing any legislation.
Update – News media plays along, check this headline: Bush rips Democratic lawmakers’ failures,
President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Saturday of being unable to live up to their duties, citing Congress’ inability to pass legislation to fund the federal government.