Obama contradicts himself AGAIN.

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  1. Wehrwolfen

    Wehrwolfen Senior Member

    May 22, 2012
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    Obama ’06: Raising the debt ceiling means America can’t pay its bills; Obama ’13: Not raising the debt ceiling means America can’t pay its bills​

    by Allahpundit
    January 14, 2013

    Everyone knows by now, I hope, that The One himself voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, back when he was eyeing a presidential run and realized he couldn’t get elected without pretending to be a dovish, pro-gun, fiscally responsible opponent of gay marriage. Not until Guy Benson tweeted about it today, though, did I realize how sharply his rhetoric at the time conflicted with today’s Democratic talking point du jour. Obama then, in “get our house in order” mode:

    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.​

    Jim DeMint couldn’t have said it any better. Seven years later, here’s the state of Hopenchange:

    Obama said Congress would be “irresponsible” if it does not act quickly to raise the debt celing, putting the country back into another crisis. “Time is running short,” he said.

    “While I’m willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficit, America cannot afford another debate with this Congress over how to pay the bills they’ve already racked up,” Obama said. “To even entertain the idea of this happening, of America not paying its bills, is irresponsible. It’s absurd.”​

    “We are not a deadbeat nation,” he said of a country that owes $16 trillion and is staring at tens of trillions more in unfunded liabilities.


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    Obama ?06: Raising the debt ceiling means America can?t pay its bills; Obama ?13: Not raising the debt ceiling means America can?t pay its bills « Hot Air
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead Gold Member

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    he also said during his 2008 campaign that a president who accrues 4 trillion in debt is unpatriotic.

    But the left doesnt care about Obama and his past.
  3. Caroljo

    Caroljo Gold Member

    Jun 2, 2009
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    We may not be a deadbeat nation (yet)....but the idiots elected a deadbeat president! So it won't be long now....

    And his followers will now start with the excuses and why it's ok that he's doing this. How about making them pass a budget before agreeing to ANYTHING? How in hell to you just keep spending without having a fricking budget?

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