Jillian Bandes

"When the leaders of the big spenders in Washington says that he is going to solve our economic problems by increasing spending... it reminds me of the middle ages, when they used to say, 'You have evil spirits inside you... and we have to remove half your blood,'" he said.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips touched on another theme — holding Republicans accountable after working to get them elected to Congress this November.

"Lets make sure that we, without any hesitation, on January 1 in 2011, lets make sure that ...we hold whoever wins in November accountable on day one," said Phillips. "President Reagan said 'trust but verify.' I say we just verify. I'm not in a very trusting mood these days."

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com