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Liberalism: Why think when you can “feel”?

Obama and Reid both admit their opposition a few years ago to raising debt limit was 100% political

Reid in 2006:

“Why is it right to increase our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors?” Reid said on March 16, 2006. “Democrats won’t be making an argument to support this legalization, which will weaken our country.”

Apparently, “increasing our nation’s dependence on foreign creditors” and “weakening our country” are more acceptable these days.  Reid today:

In an interview today on ABC’s “Top Line” with Jonathan Karl and Amy Walter, Reid said those comments were a mistake.

“I shouldn’t have done that. I’m kinda embarrassed I did. It was a political maneuver by we Democrats. The Republicans were in power – there were more of them,” Reid said. “The president voted when he was in the Senate the same way. I heard him apologize for it. We all should take a look at how we handle these issues, but that doesn’t take into consideration the numerous times, the numerous times I voted to raise the debt ceiling. The one time I tried to make a political issue of it, I wish I hadn’t.”

Obama in 2006:  Raising the debt ceiling is bad, especially since Bush wants to do it.  I’m gonna skip my usual “present” vote, and vote “no” this time.

Obama today (with a rather odd explanation/defense):

President Barack Obama on Thursday framed his opposition as a Senator to raising the nation’s debt ceiling as a “political vote” and said he is coming at the issue from a different approach as commander in chief.

“That was just an example of a new Senator, you know, making what is a political vote, as opposed to doing what was important for the country. And I’m the first one to acknowledge it,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, according to a transcript of the interview.

Allah explains what Obama is trying to say with his defense of his prior position:

The crux of his defense: As president, you have to take these things seriously, but as a senator … not so much. And to think, some people during the ’08 campaign accused him of being inexperienced.

Heh.

It’s crystal clear, people: Democrats have switched positions on a critically important issue facing our country, and their switch is based on thoughful and critical analysis of the facts at hand the party of the current occupant of the Oval Office.  How reassuring to know that their willingness to make the tough decisions that transcend party lines…um…doesn’t transcend party lines.

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April 15, 2011 - Posted by | economic ignorance, hypocrisy, Obama, Reid

5 Comments »

  1. The only thing the liberal demacRATS want to do is raise taxes on everyone becuase their all for higher taxes more regulations and BIG GOVERMENT

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 15, 2011

  2. No surprise here. Just liberals making an excuse for something they said in the past. Whichever way the wind is blowing, politically. Like I said, no surprises here.

    Comment by J.Guidry | April 16, 2011

  3. Well, I’m a little surprised that they would say it so plainly. Usually, they try to give some excuse about changing circumstances, but they just admit that they were being political. Obama didn’t want to be “on the record” supporting it. I think this little admission will backfire on them….

    Comment by George | April 16, 2011

  4. This has been the biggest problem in America in the past 20 years. Both side’s politicians (national, state and local) are more loyal to the party than America. If this does not stop, America will be left in ruins. Both parties need to stop playing politics and start compromising and governing for the sake of their constituents. It’s the only way this country will survive.

    Comment by Steve | April 17, 2011

  5. Liberals want taxes on everything becuase their adicted to taxes

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 17, 2011


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