Bruce Bartlett writes
I don't mean to suggest that Democrats are any better when it comes to the deficit, although they have a better case for saying so based on the contrasting fiscal records of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Shorter Bruce Bartlett "I don't mean to suggest that Democrats are any better ..., although they" are, so don't you dare accuse me of being reality based.
Bartlett is one of the most nearly honest conservatives in the USA. What does that tell us about the rest of them ?