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WATCH: Obama Gets Spanked On Debt Ceiling Hypocrisy


Obama the emperor gets torched.  All that is missing is a scepter, a crown and a burned robe trimmed in ermine.

'You yourself voted against the debt ceiling.'

Major Garrett calls out Obama during a February White House press conference.

MAJOR GARRETT, CBS NEWS:  As you well know, sir, finding votes for the debt ceiling can sometimes be complicated.  You yourself as a member of the Senate voted against a debt ceiling increase.  And in previous aspects of American history: President Reagan in 1985, President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1990, President Clinton in 1997, all signed deficit reduction deals that were contingent upon or in the context of in raising the debt ceiling.  You yourself four times have done that; three times those were related to deficit reduction or budget maneuvers.

What Chuck and I and I think many people are curious about is this new adamant desire on your part not to negotiate when that seems to conflict with the entire history in the modern era of American presidents in the debt ceiling and your own history on the debt ceiling.  And doesn’t that suggest that we are going to go into a default situation, because no one is talking to each other about how to resolve this?



"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 US Government can not 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."

$20 trillion is just around the corner.



More from the press conference:

Obama: 'The United States Is Not A Deadbeat Nation'


h/tReal Clear Politics

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Barack Obama -- our imperial emperor in chief

By Cal Thomas


The president dissembled, talking again (he repeated this at least three times by my count) about how Congress had authorized all the spending and how we must now “pay our bills.” But as Garrett noted, the president had a different view of the debt ceiling when he was an Illinois senator and voted against raising it. In 2006, he said, “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.” Except when he’s the leader, then it’s someone else’s failure.
Feb 9, 2013 at 1:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterDailyBail
About time someone in the media threw our minor league POTUS a fast ball!...a swing and a miss....
Feb 10, 2013 at 5:29 AM | Unregistered Commenterchiller
Obama has no f'n idea what he is doing. Simply in over his head. Cannot clearly state what he thinks is the correct policy. He makes no sense when answering. Ya think he calls Krugman every day and asks what his Keynesian mantra should be that day???
Feb 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosie
Fed's Printing Press Passed To Janet Yellen - CBS News just reported that Obama will announce Yellen to replace Bernanke at presser tomorrow.

Oct 8, 2013 at 7:09 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Me and ACA - Bruce Krasting


God read from Bruce
Oct 8, 2013 at 7:34 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Damn Brother, I'm gonna cry. How the heck are ha? Love you man and missed you. On my wedding anniversary no less.
Oct 8, 2013 at 8:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Heard the Yellen report on NPR this pm on the financial program. I don't see that it will make any difference. Does Yellen have facial hair?
Oct 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Was that too soon?
Oct 9, 2013 at 1:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Happy anniversary Skin and my best to you and yours! DB, I read Bruce Krasting's article and absolutely loved the photo at the end.
Oct 9, 2013 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Thanks John. 18 years, second time around. Wished I would have met her earlier on, we would have had a ton of children and a good time to boot. Anyway Krastings post, the thing that jumps out at me is the amount of young people that have to sign up for this bastard child of a . Gov giveaway. It seems like a SS knock off, and we know just how bad that turned out. Just another progressive wet dream come true.
Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Rah, Rah....DB is BACK!

Congratulations Skin, 18 years in a marriage is a lifetime, in dog years. Glad you finally found "The One"!

Far from being a mistype, that’s the official number that Health and Human Services wants Americans to dial when seeking health care. Obamacare’s national call center really did list its number as 1-800-318-2596, helpfully spelling out President Barack Obama’s tendency to blatantly flip the bird in plain view."

By now, you've searched for a traditional American phone keypad and noticed that the 1-800 number spells out 1-800- FUCKYO (the 1 doesn't stand for any letter). I'm not sure that a more accurate assessment of the Obamacare legislative process could be purposely invented.
Oct 9, 2013 at 2:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterBackgammon
Congrats Skin,

Backgammon, are you serious about that number? If so, talk about bad karma...
Oct 11, 2013 at 2:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Thanks for the thoughts there guys. Much appreciated.
Oct 11, 2013 at 7:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
So here is yet another crazy story. A teen gets his skull smashed in and somehow the coroner mistakenly believes that he asphyxiated himself. The funeral director files a report saying that basically he never saw any internal organs with this guy when he arrived there for the funeral prep. Just WTH? Can anyone say black market? There has been a couple of stories like this the past year. Who are these people?http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/justice/georgia-kendrick-johnson-parents/index.html?c=homepage-t
Oct 12, 2013 at 7:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
The government shutdown has had an impact on the ongoing investigations of wall st high crimes and misdemeanors. For the love of of God. Is there no justice? What is Gensler going to do with all this spare time? What is going to happen with the situate of limitations? What will Eric Holder do? WWEHD? In all honesty, I had no idea that Gensler was interested in pursuing these crimes. I thought that these were some of the .gov workers who were expendable. Maybe not.http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10853
Oct 12, 2013 at 8:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
And this ladies and gentleman is why our elected SEVANTS worked behind closed doors. http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/10/news/economy/obamacare-families/
Oct 12, 2013 at 8:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Oct 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Learning curve indeed. These people are grifters, nothing more, nothing less.
Jan 21, 2014 at 11:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
The "religions" (acronym/corrupted word) are curiosity
each of which turns out being valid.

Witchhunt itself is part of a proving in judging
to control to enslave.

With a control group's tribes, with all identical but for
that, it proves math, morality and history are one.

It mathematically isolates love as a living information.

The U.S. rogue govt's assistants are weaker than the
teachers of this proving in relation and the above.

The following is my mirroring.
It is not inconcistent with Catholic prophesy
(it's partly an offshoot of Nostradamus, a Jew who
plainly thought Catholic prophesy broadly valid) and
is consistent with all other major religions
simultaneously being valid.


The point is per a Russian astro-physicist/
astronomer, some species will have the power
to destroy world's instantly, others solar systems,
others even galaxies.

The latter two implies mastering information
and it's ability to be what we are and the universe
is: we are living information. The universe lives.

The theory I'm mirroring is not apocalyptic.
The vast majority of professors of theology
are not apocalyptic.

However, the combantants at the core of divide
and conquer have to show they undertand these
things and ask for these proofs to be delivered.

The patterns most likely are already on Earth
in multiple locations.
Feb 8, 2014 at 4:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarney Rubble
So does the health benefits also include child care and other pregnancy related complications. I dont see any mentions regarding the same anywhere.
Mar 26, 2014 at 4:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterSamantha@Conceive a Boy
This is simply an innocent little search inquiry. Nothing more, nothing less.

May 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Twain

errant j banker/errant c moral leader

oligarch in place of democracy/wife
calls objectors unmanly

caused lesbians to marry heterosexually
(gene passes maternally)

is why the leadership of the rlgs rt's
all gay fascists

is why it's illegal to protest plutocracy
in Israel

the guy transfering masc insec a likely

mother a likely transferer of the gene--sister likeliest gay
Jun 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterOrlando Cepeda
I guess this does not mean much at this point, but a debate with Ron Paul and Robert Reich. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B_BgHip194
Nov 27, 2014 at 8:28 AM | Unregistered Commenterskinflint
I actually tried this once while out in the woods. They make okay fire starters, but not better than say cedar tree bark, or cattails. Just sayin. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-09/burning-money-keep-warm-chinas-new-normal
Dec 9, 2014 at 9:38 PM | Unregistered Commenterskinflint
Scalded or scolded. Either way, schooled.
Aug 3, 2015 at 10:06 PM | Unregistered Commenterskinflint

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