One just has to love it when Chris Matthews is able to knock a political hack off their talking points script (good stuff at the 6:40 mark):

Update: Steve Benen fills in the blanks for this dumbfounded GOP hack:

That said, Harris was put on the spot. The Republican National Committee has a newly-redesigned website on which party leaders have highlighted the party’s accomplishments dating back 150 years. For the past 20 years, the page lists the following: a D.C. school voucher scheme (which didn’t work), invading Iraq (which didn’t turn out well), tax cuts for the wealthy (which isn’t exactly an “accomplishment”), invading Afghanistan (which Republicans didn’t handle well), welfare reform (which Clinton signed into law), and the Contract with America (which, again, isn’t an “accomplishment” in any meaningful sense of the word).

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  1. schu says:

    How about spreading hate, discord and chaos through out the universe?

  2. Gherald says:

    Let's see here…

    Vouchers didn't work? The "scheme" produced small academic gains at a fraction (1/2 to 1/4 depending on the estimate) of cost. Thanks for being a liberal hack, Mr. Benen.

    Tax cuts, by any measure, have been an enormous Republican accomplishment--especially back during stagflation when the upper brackets were beyond absurd. More recent tax cuts would have been effective, except they weren't accompanied by associated spending cuts--and spending actually balooned with the Iraq war. Obviously a big failing there.

    Welfare reform was the quintessential Republican accomplishment. Sure, Clinton signed it into law because it was a popular and effective policy change. Good for him.

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