I remembered him saying it, but I just wanted to hear it again:
Yeah, those were good times.
Now, of course, our debt is soaring towards the heavens, and to heck with those flowery speeches of yesteryear. That doesn’t seem to faze President Profligate, who just had his third budget voted down unanimously, this time by a tally of 99-0.
For the record, his previous budgets lost in the Senate 97-0 (May, 2011), & in the House 414-0 (March of this year).
Hold on; let me count here. That makes the final total tally for all three Obama budgets about…..hold on….that would …be…
…..610? To NOTHING? No one? Not even a single Democrat vote? Heck, if you’ve proposed something so crazy that even Hank “Tipper” Johnson or Max “Last Call” Baucus wouldn’t vote for it, you’ve really flown the coop.
Of course, some folks complained about the vote itself. Guess who?
Democrats disputed that it was actually the president’s plan, arguing that the slim amendment didn’t actually match Mr. Obama’s budget document, which ran thousands of pages. But Republicans said they used all of the president’s numbers in the proposal, so it faithfully represented his plan.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, even challenged Democrats to point out any errors in the numbers and he would correct them — a challenge no Democrat took up.
Senator Mitch McConnell then summed it up well:
“The President wants to be able to take his budget around the country to talk about the parts of it he thinks people will like. And Democrats in Congress want to be able to avoid a vote on it because it’s so damaging for job creation, seniors, and the economy.
“Well, if anybody wants to know what a failure of leadership looks like, this is it.”
I guess the fact that absolutely no one, not a single person, from either party, voted for it won’t matter to the folks at NBC, PBS, or the Boston Globes of the world. The media will either:
- (a) ignore the story completely (“budget vote? WHAT budget vote?”), or
- (b) spin this complete & utter failure by Obama as: Republican Intransigence!
Anyone doubt me?
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