House Democrats, led by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, stand and applaud the increase of the nation’s debt limit by $1.9 trillion on February 4, 2010.
GP points out the key fact, I think:
Clearly, there is a difference between the two parties. Not a single Republican voted for this travestyHere's another fun fact about Dems and the economy:
These people are either the most mind-bogglingly ignorant and incompetent fools to ever walk the face of the planet, or they genuinely don't want a thriving and prosperous American economy.
One definition of gaffe is “the accidental telling of an embarrassing truth by a politician.” If so, then this quote from Barack Obama last week caught by Glenn Reynolds certainly qualifies (emphasis mine):
Obama said he would attempt to convince his party’s left wing to take a less ideological approach to economic challenges.
“We’ve got to make sure that our party understands that, like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning, so we can’t be demonizing every bank out there,” Obama said. “We’ve got to be the party of business, small business and large business, because they produce jobs.”
Er, “like it or not”? Who exactly doesn’t want the US to have a healthy, functioning financial system? Apparently, it’s the same people demonizing banks in order to blame them for the financial crisis that was mainly caused by Congressional mandates on loose lending for homes. In other words … Democrats. And in the context of this quote, it’s clear that Barack Obama understands that as well.
Given that they're currently running the show, I don't think it much matters which is true...we're in deep trouble either way.
Just don't forget who is doing this to America and our future generations.
There's my two cents.