Friday, January 07, 2011

From the Department of Glaringly Obvious Headlines

"White House defends Obama's Senate vote against Raising Debt Ceiling But Warns of Catastrophe if GOP Doesn't Raise Debt Ceiling"

CNSNews wryly chronicles that Dear Leader had a very different take on such a dumb financial strategy when he was a minor backbencher Senator a few years ago, which of course was before his administration and his Democrat minions who ran the last Congress saddled the country with more debt (3.22 trillion dollars) in the last two years than all of the other Presidents and Congresses combined: 

'"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,' Obama said on March 16, 2006. 'Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit.'"

So it was not OK then, but perfectly fine now, to burden future generations in such a manner?  Do as I say, not as I do, huh?

Heck of a "leadership" style there, sir.  What wealth of experience prepared you to do such a bang-up job of being Chief Executive again?  Oh, that's right, nothing.

And that utter lack of preparedness sure is showing these days, to our nation's ultimate detriment.

1 comment:

Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

That can only mean that Dear Leader is trying to set up the GOP so they can scream bloody murder if the GOP does raise the ceiling, the same way the Dems lured Bush the First into a "bipartisan" tax hike, then backed away, flinging his "No new taxes" pledge in his face. Talk about dirty politics!