Times change, I guess

Barack Obama, March 2006:

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.

Truer words were never spoken.

Still, I agree with the White House that not raising the debt limit would be “insane”. Just as insane as it was when every single Senate Democrat, including Obama, voted against raising the debt limit in March 2006.

UPDATE: Robert Gibbs defends Obama’s vote, saying he was only grandstanding. Ooo-kay.

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