Who Once Said: “Raising the Debt Limit is a Sign of Leadership Failure?”

Cartoon by Antonio Branco, “ComicallyIncorrect.com”

You get one guess………….

To anyone who has that possibly nagging fear in the back of their mind about Republicans needing to REALLY, TRULY, FINALLY hold the line on the debt limit … here is some useful history:

Here’s how it has gone on some of the other debt ceiling increase votes: A mixed bag.

National Review Online:

“Here are Barack Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling:

“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.” —Sen. Barack Obama

In 2007 and in 2008, when the Senate voted to increase the limit by $850 billion and $800 billion respectively, Obama did not bother to vote. (He did vote for TARP, which increased the debt limit by $700 billion.)

Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) told Human Events in an interview released today that the decision about the debt ceiling “needs to be a big showdown” in the Senate.

“We are going to cut [spending] necessary to stay within the current levels, which is over $14 trillion,” said DeMint.”

From Gateway Pundit via Drudge Report:

“Every Single Democrat Voted Against Raising the Debt Limit in 2006”

Every democrat voted “no” including Obama. Now why would that be if it’s so critical to the survival of the western world and grandma now?

EVERY SINGLE Democrat opposed raising the debt limit BECAUSE George W. Bush was president.

Every — Single — One.

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