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Obama Used Debt Limit For Partisan Point In ’06

From the Washington Free Beacon:

Carney Admits Obama Used Same Logic As Today’s GOP to Oppose Debt Ceiling Increase

September 26, 2013

CNN host Wolf Blitzer pressed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney as to why the president says he will refuse to negotiate with Congress over raising the debt ceiling Thursday on CNN.

Despite previous administrations routinely negotiating with Congress on the country’s debt limit, Carney emphasized that President Obama will not negotiate on the debt ceiling when partisan objections are in play.

Blitzer then appropriately asked Carney to “remind us why the president as a senator voted against raising the debt ceiling.”

In a moment of complete contradiction, Carney responded then Senator Obama voted against the debt ceiling increase in 2006 to make a point about “what he believed were wrong fiscal priorities of [the Bush] administration” …

BS. Nobody cared about ‘fiscal priorities’ in 2006. The economy was still riding high. Obama’s vote back in 2006, If anything, the Democrats wanted even more spending.

Obama’s vote, like Biden’s, Reid’s and Pelosi’s, was all about the war in Iraq. No, Obama and the Democrats wanted to make President Bush lose the war in Iraq so they could win control of Congress in 2006 and win the White House 2008.

But the media gave them a pass on their vote at the time because their motives were noble. Not like the venal Republicans of today, who are trying to do terribly treasonous things like delaying Obama’s individual mandate for a year.

JAY CARNEY: Here’s the deal. He’s not asking for anything to raise the debt ceiling. It’s Congress’ responsibility to raise it.

Huh? If Congress is automatically obliged to raise the debt limit, how is it even a limit? Why do we even have it?

He’s not saying I will only sign an increase in the debt ceiling if congress attaches one of my priorities. Only the Republicans are saying that they will threaten the full faith and credit of the United States if they don’t get some partisan objective, some other item attached to the debt ceiling. We’re not asking for anything. We’re not asking for any legislative agenda item to be attached to raising the debt ceiling. We’re just saying that we agree we should never default, we should never even contemplate default and congress ought to raise the debt ceiling. Only one party is asking something else.
WOLF BLITZER: Very quickly, remind us why the president as a senator voted against raising the debt ceiling?
JAY CARNEY: The president voted against raising the debt ceiling as a senator to make a point about what he believed were wrong fiscal priorities of that administration…

Which is to say, back in 2006 Obama objected to President Bush’s ‘priority.’ (Winning the war in Iraq.) But now he is condemning anyone for attaching their priorities to the debt ceiling.

Apparently, it’s perfectly fine to ‘threaten the full faith and credit of the United States’ as long as you have a noble cause like losing a war and gaining power.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 27th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama Used Debt Limit For Partisan Point In ’06”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Steve has struck on something very fundamental here; That the longer the national socialists are in office, the quicker the average voter will make the connection that whatever government action is taking place is the fault of the national socialists in office, not the previous administration.

    People, as groups, lacking the basics in logic learning, have to be led by a rope to the dots. Eventually, they can connect them but only after a long period of ignoring them and/or not believing they can even be connected.

    It took me many year to learn that people, in general, are not inquisitive or curious about theg mechanics of things unless it’s about something that trips their trigger, which is usually celebrity gossip or which pro athlete is going to prison. Straight, analytical thought is territory reserved for people of (usually) higher planes of intellect who are curious about mechanisms of many different types, from cars to people’s minds.

    I’ve always been curious why people get all excited about what Miley Cypress Tree is doing while they cannot understand why their bus ticket went up 50 cents. Simply put, it’s mental laziness and these are the people who I sat next to in science and math class who slept or forgot their pencil. Every–single–day.

    So here we are with the tough questions being (finally) asked of Mr Carney. The Carnival Barker himself who finds lying as easy as putting on his socks; A de facto mirror for the very liar he works for.

    And he can’t answer these questions, these straightforward, direct, succinct, to-the-point questions without telling a lie.

    Best of all, it’s usually in a broad enough scenario where hiding it by the media is near impossible. They have tried but the truth is outed now with more frequency. This will, of course, make the national socialist media work ever harder to hide it but thanks to the internet, it can’t hide very long.

    More people have also become confrontational to those who prefer to protect the proletariat. By that I mean that whenever someone publicly defends captain golf-kick, there is at least one person at-the-ready to state unapologetically, with chapter & verse, where they are so wrong.

    And now it’s happening to the boy who can’t tell the truth AKA, the presidential press secretary. He has no answers. He has only lies. He will fail. He has failed already and will continue when the heat comes up.

    Their next tactic will, of course, be to pre-screen questions and when that fails, deny entry to formerly allowed reporters.

    It’s gonna get ugly. The national socialists thought they had the perfect cover; To install socialism using a black man as their front. Any objection would be labeled racism. But when their racist president is such a complete buffoon, and those pesky unintended consequences show up, the facade is not so sturdy and the styrofoam greek coumns start to melt in the heat and collapse.

    It will be a monumental falling, too. I look forward to it. He has been failing for five years now. He has three left. Hopefully more Americans will wake up and take to the polls in 2014 and 2016.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      I’m telling you now, I don’t care how hard they try to revise the history books about this president, he will go down as the worst, most incompetent person to ever hold that office, and he may have ruined any chance of another black democrat ever getting elected president.

    • Right of the People says:

      Rusty, what they didn’t count on was Little Barry actually believing that he is president and in charge.

      It’s like in the movie Dave when Kevin Kline, who is a guy who did an act imitating the president, is selected to fill in for the real president who has had a stroke and is in a coma. Dave get’s to thinking he IS the president and calls a staff meeting to discuss something and the White House Chief of Staff blows a gasket. Only problem is, Dave wants to make things better unlike Barry the Bungler.

  2. Petronius says:

    Rusty: “People … have to be led by a rope to the dots. Eventually, they can connect them but only after a long period…. He has been failing for five years now. He has three left. Hopefully more Americans will wake up … in 2014 and 2016.”

    I read somewhere that researchers have determined that it takes the average person seven years to change his opinion about something.

    • captstubby says:

      there is a theory going around that most cells in the body regenerate within the timeframe of 7 years, but not all.
      The traditional view and one that has been taught for generations is that you are born with all the neurones you will ever have and if a brain cell dies, it is never replaced .
      In 1998 it was shown that the human hippocampus (an area of the brain involved in learning and the formation of memories), retains its ability to generate neurons throughout life .

      it would appear that in many voters, this does not apply.

    • Right of the People says:


      Most of those voters killed their neurons with choom like our Dear Leader did. “Lazy, stoned and stupid is no way to go through life,” to paraphrase Dean Wormer.

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