Excerpted from the interview:
DAVID GREGORY: All right, Congresswoman, before-- before we move on, make the case for why, as Ron suggests, the Republican Party is on the right side of this economic debate in this election year.
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: The reason the Republican Party is on the right side of this economic debate is simply this. The election is going to be about freedom, and the American People know that being dependent on the federal government for home loans, for your health care, for your education, for your jobs, even for the kind of light bulb that you want to put in the fixture, is not the aspirations of a free people. And because of that, we are on the right side of this argument. Everything that we're doing--
DAVID GREGORY: What did-- hold on, Congresswoman.
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: --discussing here effects--
DAVID GREGORY: What did freedom get the American People during-- that led to the financial collapse? Is that not a fair question about the limits of-- of the free, capitalist system?
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: We know-- we know that if you let free markets work, there is no expiration date on the free market. There is no expiration date on the American economy. What the American People do not like is the overreach of government--
DAVID GREGORY: I'm sorry, Congresswoman, my question was what did the free-- what did the free market get us-- what did freedom get us in the economic collapse? You had an absence of government regulation, and you had the free market running wild. Look what the result was.
REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: And you need-- and you need more oversight. We all agree with that. And the financial bill that Senator Corker and them are working on would lead to more oversight. The Goldman charges that have come forward now, David, they have come forward under existing SEC rules. More oversight, which I have always been a proponent of--
What a liar!! Speaking out of both sides of her damned mouth!! THIS IS PROOF OF HOW THE GOP IS PULLING A CON ON AMERICA!