Obama Says “Not Raising Debt Ceiling Is Absurd” But Voted Against It in 2006

President Obama used the final press conference of his first term to warn congressional Republicans that he will not negotiate with them over the debt ceiling, saying “To even entertain the idea (of not raising the debt ceiling), it’s absurd.”

But back 2006 Barack Obama voted against raising the debt ceiling.

And in July 2008 Barack Obama said President Bush was “unpatriotic” and “irresponsible” for raising the debt by $4 trillion.
(Barack Obama added $5.8 trillion his first four years in office.)

From the video:

“The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

More… As Kevin Eder says: “Had Obama been President during the debt ceiling debate of 2006, he would have been really, really mad at Senator Obama.”

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    Under Obama, this country is perpetually in a fiscal crisis.

    It never ends.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Why, it’s almost as if he’s a two-faced punk.

  • http://Nah,he'llblameitonBush mountainwilliam

    And this liar and hypocrite is using 2 bibles for his inaugural ceremony. One belonging to MLK Jr. and the other to Abraham Lincoln. I think he needs a bigger stack of bibles. What hypocrisy! What a sacrilege!

  • MrGoodWench

    Aaaawwwww….c’mon man,
    being unpatriotic is the only thing Obama does so well….please don’t deprive him of his only USP.

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  • NeoKong

    The man with no past.

  • gsrider

    Obama, a man with no past leading a country with no future.

  • Big Al

    Don’t even get me started on the Lincoln stuff. I heard Hollywood had Clinton introduce the Lincoln movie at their big awards show to a standing ovation. When I think of what the saintly, honorable and heroic Abe Lincoln had to deal with in his presidency and his life, then I think about slick willy getting his weasel greased by miss chunky love in that place of honor, I just want to puke. Neither Clinton or HRH Obama are fit to be mentioned in the same sentence with our greatest president.

  • paul52

    Whaddya expect from the High Emperor of Hypocrisy?

  • American Woman

    Obama, the man who has no memory of his past actions when it suits him.

    The Marxist fails to realize that his chickens are coming home to roost.

    The people making $50,000 and under are learning about their new tax rate, as are the people who make $100,000.

    Those out of work are losing all hope of a job.

    The prices of things are going up daily, and people, who have been barely making ends meet are starting to really worry.

    Soon, he will be the most hated man in America, and then neither the media nor Hollywood will be able to rewrite the script.

  • FurryGuy

    So adding $4T in 8 years to the debt is irresponsible, unpatriotic. So then what is adding nearly $7T to the debt in less than 4 years considered?

    Since it is His Majesticness Barry Soetero it must be Awesome, Wonderful, Magnificent, Superb, etc.

  • cavt

    Hypocritical POS. Unfortunately this type of 2 faced action is becoming part of the dem party. Makes you wonder how they can look at themselves in the mirror. It is amazing the difference in progressive/dems when they are in power vs when they are out of power–you’d swear it was different people. This is what happens when you have no core beliefs and all you want is power.

  • Joanne

    The U.S. has been taken over and people are talking about the lying POS in Office who is a usurper and not a constitutionally eligible and legal President. You are at war on U.S. ground and most Americans haven’t even fathomed this reality. Obama is taking the U.S. down and down it will go. Even a legitimate birth certificate from Kenya with all the legal seals etc. can’t convince Americans that a muslim has infiltrated all avenues in the U.S. and taken over America. More time just gives Obama more time to screw you all over. Time is a wasting Unfortunately biblical prophecy doesn’t change and from the looks of it, no one is making any great move to stop Obama and his traitor cronies. Tsk, tsk. Time to get yourselves right with Jesus Christ. God blessed America and made it great because you were good, but now He sends storms, doom and gloom, because America is no longer good.

    Daniel 8:23:25 Ferrar Fenton Translation
    “And at the end of those kingdoms, when the offences are expiated, a king of fierce expression and who understands policy will arise, with mighty power,–but not his own power,–and be wonderfully corrupt, but prosper, and be energetic and destroy the mighty and Holy People. And his policy and diplomacy will increase with his power, so that he will enlarge himself to his own mind, and destroy many by treachery,–Then he will stand up against the PRINCE OF PRINCES,–and be broken without a hand!

  • Red Boy

    Feb 15th – the market will start to crash. Brace yourselves because it’s coming.

  • http://www.southernwolf.net S. Wolf

    Not driving America deeper and deeper into crushing mind numbing debt is absurd? What’s absurd is that this great nation is allowing this mediocre foreigner to dictate terms of surrender to it. Does Hussein think that living in the WH allows him to run the U.S. like he would his native Indonesia?

  • http://Nah,he'llblameitonBush mountainwilliam

    #15 S Wolfe So far he’s been able to run the whole show the way he wants to, with little or no resistance. What is wrong with the republican party? Bunch of weenies and cowards!

  • SeniorD

    Giove me the keys to the treasury and I’ll leave you miserable peons alone.

    For now.

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “To even entertain the idea (of not raising the debt ceiling), it’s absurd.”

    The first credit card I ever had was a Visa with a limit of $500 (this was 20+ years ago). Back then, I never came close to reaching that card limit, and even if I had, I would never have entertained the idea of going to the bank and demanding that they increase the limit.

  • http://! l.barney

    Peace, Ho! Ceasar speaks!