Bruce Bartlett

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Bruce Bartlett is a conservative economist, author and former government employee.[1]

He commented:

One of the amusing things about the liberal media is its compulsion to always present an alternative perspective to conservative successes, even when it looks ridiculous doing so. Only liberal successes are allowed to be presented without some reporter saying, “On the other hand….” Thus, reports of Ronald Reagan’s accomplishments are always accompanied by boilerplate about his alleged failures, whether it was his inability to cure AIDS, the Iran-Contra scandal, or something else. [1]

In 2005, he was fired from the conservative think tank National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), after writing the book: Impostor: Why George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy.

  • Bartlett said he had been fired because his increasingly critical comments about Mr. Bush, in his column, in his book and in other publications, had hampered the ability of the research institution to raise money among Republican donors.
  • NCPA president John C. Goodman said:
'... he dismissed Mr. Bartlett because after reading the manuscript of Impostor last fall, he determined that Mr. Bartlett had reneged on an agreement not to personalize his criticism of the president or any other individual, in the Bush administration or not. "He was supposed to write a book on policy."'[2]


  1. Mr. Bartlett ... was a domestic policy aide at the White House in the Reagan administration and a deputy assistant Treasury secretary under the first President Bush (41) [ (NY Times, October 18, 2005)
  2. An Outspoken Conservative Loses His Place at the Table: New York Times: February 13, 2006]

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