Five years ago, Senate Democrats -- including a certain Senator Obama -- objected to President George W. Bush's spending priorities and voted en bloc against Bush's call for raising the debt ceiling.
Now, in an amazing twist of fate, we have a Democratic president (that same Obama feller) and the Democrats are voting to raise the debt ceiling. Obviously, they have all had an epiphany, and this has nothing to do with partisan politics.
The Republicans, ever the fiscal watchdogs, are voting against the limit increase.
The Republicans haven’t always been against increasing the federal debt ceiling. This is the first time in recent history (the past decade or so) that no Republican has voted for the increase. In fact, on most of the ten other votes to increase the federal debt limit that the Senate has taken since 1997, the Republicans provided the majority of the votes in favor.
But we have a Democrat in the White House, so guess which way these guys are voting?
Do you see a pattern here?
These traitors are not doing their duty and looking out for your interest. They are voting their party line. And that party line changes depending on what party sits in the oval office, even if he is an illegal alien.
Some may call this....
I call it....
And who will pay the price for this? Your children and grandchildren!
Our political system has the same “rah rah go team” mentality of the average American sports bar. In fact, the sports fans may be smarter.
Until Americans can stop with this mentality where they choose up sides in politics like they’re picking a team to root for in the Super Bowl, the policitcal machine will continue to rolling on.
Does anybody ever stop and think, what’s really the difference?
Are liberals really liberal? After Bill Clinton was elected, did military foxholes become gay bath houses? Did half the country go on the dole? Besides a very liberal interpretation of his marriage vows, it seemed not so very different from business as usual in Washington.
Under Reagan or either Bush, did corporate executives really take over America (well, more than they had already usurped by the creation of the Federal Reserve, which is a topic unto itself)?
There’s a Spock’s Beard lyric that goes, “At the end of the day, It’s what you do not what you say.”
People-look at what our politicians do!
Look at what they have done for the last forty years. There are no liberals or conservatives. They’re the same. They spew the party rhetoric to get you all fired up, so in the American “my team is the best” mentality you’ll be a staunch Republican or open-minded Democrat without ever giving much thought to what that may mean.
But if you look at how they act, they’re all Marxists who can’t balance a budget. So they borrow money from Communist China and inflate a national debt to the point that your grandchildren will probably be destitute. Or speaking Mandarin, because China will call the loans and reposess all the good places. Better not buy real estate in Manhattan, and I wouldn’t hold out long-term hopes for that rent control.
For what we’re paying in taxes, shouldn’t we all get an intern and a box of Cubans?