Medicare Part D was a mistake by Bush, but passed because they believed the DemoKKKrats would pass the same thing eventually and take credit. This is just another example of the folly of trying to be "relevant" instead of sticking to principles, just like ObamaKKKare and amnesty for illegal aliens.<quoted text>
So it was bad until OBama did it?
Which is why we need to follow the new republicans in Congress instead of the old "leadership", who are there only because of longevity.
The election of 2016 needs to be a statement election, win or lose. The worst thing possible would be to nominate another McCain, Romney, or Dole. Or someone from the religious right whose main issue is abortion.