Considering the recently announced position our President Obama has taken relative to raising the debt ceiling I received a rather interesting email that outlined his remarks back in 2006 when he was a U.S. Senator. Here is a copy of that email.
“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 cannot 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.”
Senator Barack H. Obama, March 20, 2006
After reading this old speech I went to the internet to verify his remarks and they were confirmed in a posting dated January 4, 2011. Here is the link to an article from the National Review Online, but it fails to provide a justification between his statements then and now.
Your Commander wonders why the mainstream media has not asked President Obama to explain the difference between his statements of 2006 and his position today. Where are the appropriate questions from NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, and even Fox? Where are those brilliant reporters at The New York Times and The Washington Post? I think they are all silent providing cover for their chosen one.
President Obama’s speech to the nation last night was nothing but another perfect example of TRANSFERENCE coming from a typical politician deflecting blame. It is your Commander’s opinion that our President, the Republicans, and the Democrats are all wrong and irresponsible. A compromise is essential now as it was back in 1776 when our Founding Fathers created this once great country.