Republicans were swept back into power in the House (where all spending is SUPPOSED to be initiated, btw) mainly on the idea to stop the madness of a heretofore unmatched spending spree by those crazy liberals. So they come up with a plan to NOT increase the debt ceiling.

A sensible thing to do. We have to stop the madness. I personally wish they would have been more fiscally responsible the last time they were in control. But at least they heard the voice of a sane American public this last election cycle.

Now Reid (Socialist-NV) and Big Ears (the Socialist who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave) start attacking the Republicans  because it is “irresponsible”.

Wait, let me get the quote right:

“Failure to increase the limit would be deeply irresponsible,” said Sen. Harry Reid and, on behalf of the Obama administration, Timothy Geithner (you know, the guy who was put in charge of THE TREASURY even though he never could figure out how to pay his taxes).

Oh, how short libtard memories are. It was just 5 short years ago that the tables were reversed. Check out numbers 36 and 39 on the list below. What is this list? This is the list of Senators voting AGAINST raising the debt ceiling when the Republicans needed to do it to keep the government running. Now I wish they hadn’t done it back then either, but let’s look at the hypocrisy.

At the time Reid said this, “They should explain this. Maybe they can convince the public they’re right. I doubt it. Because most Americans know that increasing debt is the last thing we should be doing.”

And BO (doesn’t that stand for body odor? I thought something smelled the last time I flew up to DC) said this, “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.”

What a hoot! You really can’t make this stuff up! Hussein Obama’s statement is the best. Be careful there Hussein, those words are going to come back to haunt you……. Who’s leadership is failing now that we need to raise the debt ceiling AGAIN? Who’s “reckless fiscal policies”?

So libatrds, how come it wasn’t irresponsible 5 years ago? Well Reid (Libtard-NV) offered this explanation when asked by NBC’s David Gregory about his vote, “I don’t really know what vote you’re talking about.”

And the Muslim-in-Chief’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs (don’t you kind of feel sorry for THAT guy? He is CONSTANTLY backtracking and covering for the Kenyan village idiot.) said Mr. Obama’s vote against raising the debt ceiling isn’t comparable to voting against it today because in 2006 there was every expectation the debt ceiling increase would be approved. So being “irresponsible” and intending to “close the government” is fine as long as you’re expected not to prevail?

How in the world do these idiots keep getting elected?

March 2006:
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carper (D-DE)
Clinton (D-NY)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

I’m sure the fact that they are contradicting themselves so blatantly is going to SOMEHOW be G. W. Bush’s fault.

(many thanks to and Karl Rove for some details in this story)