Saturday, July 30, 2011

Holy Chameleon: Just Listen to Some of the Things Coming Out of the Mouths of the Deranged Right-Wingers on this Debt Ceiling Crisis...

Talk about a broken record. From the congressional floor:

"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. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."

Can't the republic partisans do any better than that? The same tired old talking points as they try to hold the American people hostage. This is about saving life on this planet as we know it, and these creeps are out there spouting sound bites from 2010 stump speeches?

Oh wait. I think I got this wrong. That's actually a quote from Senator Barack Obama in 2006 as he explained his opposition to George W. Bush's desire to raise the debt ceiling at that time. Sorry about that. Feel free to disregard.