In a landslide vote against a strong Obama White House request to raise the debt ceiling by over two trillion dollars without initiating deep spending cuts in government spending, House Democrats join with Boehner-led Republicans in rebuking President Obama’s desire for ever more irresponsible deficit spending.
A word to President Barack Obama – you know you are totally out of step with a mainstream issue when even the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer are telling you no way no how on another vast increase in deficit spending. In fact, 87 House Democrats came out against the Obama request to raise the debt ceiling. Had this been a Republican president so soundly slapped down by so many within his own party, the mainstream media would be signaling that impeachment was soon to follow. As of yet though, hardly a word from network news organizations, CNN, Fox, or that other “news” network with the multiple chinned misogynist Ed Shlutz. Or is it Schlotz? Schnotch?
87 House Democrats told President Barack Obama “not gonna do it” when it came to raising the debt ceiling. 87! That number represents nearly half of all Democrats in the House of Representatives. Half! Kudos to Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner for forcing the hand of Democrats on the issue – namely, actually making them have to vote on something. Make no mistake, most of these Democrats had no issue with raising the debt ceiling by another 2.4 TRILLION dollars, but with the 2012 elections just around the corner, and with the still fresh memory of Barack Obama having left so many of them politically vulnerable during the 2010 midterms, the instinct for personal political survival has overcome any previous allegiances to the Obama White House.
The final vote was 318-97 against the Obama White House’s desire to add another 2.4 TRILLION to the national debt. This despite dire warnings from several within the Obama administration that America’s financial system could collapse if the debt ceiling was not raised. Despite these warnings, recent polling has indicated voters are strongly opposed to further deficit spending, and equally opposed to President Obama’s overall handling of the economy. This opposition is particularly strong among independent voters, a group essential to President Obama’s re-election hopes in 2012.
And if Barack Obama cannot count on the support from the likes of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, will even less support be coming from the American public in 2012?
Yes we can…
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