You have to understand something about Republican opposition to Democratic reforms: It has nothing to do with the merits of the policy. Republicans decided immediately after the 2008 elections to block everything the Democrats tried to do. I mean, when the GOP, which purports to be the party of small businesses & tax breaks, is filibustering tax breaks for small business, you know they’ve abandoned all principles.
So when Glenn Nye brags about voting against health insurance reform, clean energy reform & the TARP program that could end up turning a profit for taxpayers, what he’s bragging about isn’t principles. Frankly, I don’t even know if Glenn Nye knows what Glenn Nye believes in.
What he’s really saying is that when America faced great crisis, Glenn Nye stood with those who sought political gain from blocking solutions.