Rick Santelli on CNBC this morning ran a series of video clips and quotes from 2006 and 2008. It was the perfect example of the hypocrisy of our congress and current president. Clips from Obama, Harry Ried, and Nancy Pelosi were all condemning the Repub. admin. for their proposal to raise the debt ceiling. On the opposite side of that discussion was a lineup of Repub. congressmen emphatically pushing the necessity of raising the debt limit.
IMO it is the greatest insult to the American people that they expect us to accept this hypocrisy as if we are incapable of remembering the recent past and blithely accepting their current simplistic rationalizations, i.e. “things are different now.”
My question to the contributors to this board is, what position and political platform were you supporting in 2006 and 2008?.Are you on the opposite side of this debt ceiling discussion (and others) “just because” of your political affiliation or are you as lacking in principals as our legislators? This is an inane and ridiculous example of the detached population in Washington, the inflexible duopoly that controls the government.
The attached link is to a Libertarian writer named Bill Freeza. It’s long but I think does a good job of illuminating the absurdity of our political situation today. Thanks for letting me share.