Barack Obama: A Failed Leader By His Own AccountPosted: June 12, 2011
Well, I have to agree with the primary sentiment of the following editorial: Obama is a failed leader by his own words. As a Senator he denounced the need to raise the debt ceiling as “a failure of leadership.” I can’t agree more.
June 12 Daily News Editorial
Politicians must despise the Internet.
It took all of 10 seconds to find then Sen. Barack Obama’s 2006 comments about raising the debt ceiling. Speaking as the junior senator from Illinois, Obama said, “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.
“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here’. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Well, now it’s 2011 and President Obama wants the debt ceiling raised above its current level of $14.3 trillion.