I know, you can’t find that exact quote anywhere via a web search. While conservatives will easily grasp it, I suspect most liberals will immediately be lost by this foreign concept: LOGIC!
Earlier today, Senator Jim DeMint made his case for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and tying it to the upcoming vote on increasing the debt ceiling. As expected, the left quickly brought out their tired talking points their addiction to borrowing and spending money we do not have.
The real eye opener came from Jon Summers, Harry Reid’s spokesman. In case you don’t understand the word “spokesman”, it means that Mr. Summers SPEAKS for Harry Reid. According to Summers (and by the nature of his position, Harry Reid),
“It’s irresponsible to advocate that the United States of America default on its debt,” he said in an email. “Not only do we have an obligation to pay our bills, the world economy cannot afford the consequences of the U.S. defaulting on its debt because of partisan political posturing”
So, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obama must also be irresponsible. I reach this simple conclusion by offering a flashback to 2006, when then Senator Obama said 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 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.”
Thus ends today’s simple lesson in “logic”. By the way, I do happen to agree with President Obama, for once: “Americans deserve better.”