I heard a radio ad for a Republican candidate running for Congress in Georgia and he described how the Democrat incumbent of that office became "a conservative for eight weeks every two years right before the election." We've already seen dozens of Democrats in the past weeks claim to be independent or fiscal conservatives despite their voting records which show that nearly all vote with Nancy Pelosi more than 90% of the time.
With that in mind, I found this video clip from Nancy Pelosi's inaugural address as House Speaker in January 2007 (yes, despite what Obama would have you believe, Democrats have been in charge of the Congress since 2007... the Senate too):
Pelosi: "No new deficit spending!" January 4, 2007
Ah, but three years later, the Dems record has caught up with them:
In 2008 at least we had President Bush in the White House to restrain Democrat spending somewhat. But since Obama took over we've had two record deficits in a row with well over $1 trillion each.
On a sidenote: Of course we have to take Pelosi's promises with a grain of salt. Remember when she promised that passing the health care bill would create millions of jobs with "400,000 jobs almost immediately?" Some enterprising blogger spliced those words with a laugh clip of Bill Clinton with Boris Yeltsin. If you need a laugh, check it out.
Do you really think Democrats promising fiscal restraint can be trusted? Just look at their record!