Because that would make sense, wouldn't it? It would be consistent with their current outrage about the Obamacare web site glitches, and it would show that they've always been out there fighting for good governance.
Except, oh, look, here's Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas, saying during the Bush administration's flawed Medicare Part D rollout: "This is a huge undertaking and there are going to be glitches.”
And now Barton's on a House panel that's holding hearings to slam Obamacare for its glitchy rollout. Makes perfect sense, as do these other quotes from Republicans defending Bush's implementation of Medicare Part D:
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas): “I think it needs to be understood that in a major reform, an improvement of a program like this, there are bound to be glitches.”
Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.): “Kinks” in Part D got “worked out.”
Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) to CMS official: “You guys have done a super job.”
Fmr. Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.): “This is a major change in the Medicare program and it is not surprising that there have been implementation pitfalls along the way.”
Ah, Congress. (Via Sullivan.)