Obama Dodges Question on Debt Ceiling; Completely and Totally Contradicts 2006-Obama
Bert Atkinson Jr. | On 14, Jan 2013
The video above is from President Obama’s press conference today.
Senator Obama, March 20, 2006 -
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. 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.
Well how about that? Isn’t that just the craziest thing you’ve read today?
So how can President Obama possibly justify his current position of raising the debt ceiling with his strong position in 2006?
On Sunday, senior White House adviser David Plouffe revised that explanation.
“He believes that vote was a mistake,” Plouffe told Fox News Sunday.
And today White House press secretary Jay Carney said that “the president, as David Plouffe said yesterday, regrets that vote and thinks it was a mistake. He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration’s policies, you can play around with, and you need to take very seriously the need to raise the debt limit so that the full faith and credit of the United States government is maintained around the globe.”
There you have it, folks. His vote was pure political theater. Noted.
Unfortunately for Americans out there just wanting the country and its politicians to go to work in Washington to work out a deal that works for the betterment of this entire country, this debt ceiling fiasco will undoubtedly be just another act in the play on Washington.