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WH: Obama regrets vote against raising debt limit
Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/11/2011 11:18:09 AM PDT by RobinMasters

WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit.

A fight over raising the debt limit is looming, and the White House is trying to explain away the apparent contradiction between Obama's previous opposition, and his position now that it must be increased.

Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Obama believes his vote was a mistake. He said Obama now realizes that the debt ceiling is too important to be trifled with.

Republicans are threatening to withhold their votes to raise the ceiling unless Obama agrees to major spending reductions.

A failure to raise the debt limit would mean the government would not be able to make debt payments, leading to an unprecedented default on the national debt.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2006debtceiling; bho44; debt; debtceiling; debtlimit; obamarecord; spending; vote; voted

1 posted on 04/11/2011 11:18:12 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I bet there are alot of folks out there with regrets about Obama as well....


2 posted on 04/11/2011 11:21:17 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: RobinMasters

I thought he always voted “PRESENT”!!!


3 posted on 04/11/2011 11:22:44 AM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

I awoke this morning after suffering from a nightmare, made worse by a terrific hangover, where I dreamt that a muslim socialist with the name of Hussein Obama had been elected as president of the United States of America.

Imagine my angst when I discovered that my nightmare was real.

It was bad enough when Billy Goat (the oval office masturbater)had appointed Togo West as Secretary of the Army.


4 posted on 04/11/2011 11:25:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: blondee123

Well, anyway, when a guy named Mbuku Bazurki walks past the headquarters of the Party of Death he continues walking.


5 posted on 04/11/2011 11:26:43 AM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: RobinMasters

Hey Barack!
Chuck!
IF it’s really THAT “important”, then you won’t mind striking down funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and PBS, will you?


6 posted on 04/11/2011 11:27:21 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: RobinMasters

Trouble was, it wasn’t just the vote. He spoke passionately and authoritatively about the importance of not raising the debt ceiling and the lack of leadership that led to it.


7 posted on 04/11/2011 11:27:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: esoxmagnum

By the time he’s a grownup Obama is going to more regrets than most people.

That time however, may be never.


8 posted on 04/11/2011 11:28:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama believes his vote was a mistake.
More than half the population believes his presidency is a mistake.
9 posted on 04/11/2011 11:35:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
More than half the population believes his presidency is a mistake.

His conception probably was a mistake.
10 posted on 04/11/2011 11:36:23 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: RobinMasters

What was wrong for someone else, is suddenly good when he’s in office. Obama is a slimball


11 posted on 04/11/2011 11:38:52 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: RobinMasters

The explanation is simple. He voted for whatever was good for him at the time.


12 posted on 04/11/2011 11:39:52 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
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To: Terry Mross

this
“The explanation is simple. He voted for whatever was good for him at the time.”

He has backtracked so much he’d save himself some time if he just turned around and walked OUT of the WH and our lives


13 posted on 04/11/2011 11:43:27 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: 4rcane
Obama is a slimball
Not only is he a slimball, he is a slimeball.
14 posted on 04/11/2011 11:43:27 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: RobinMasters

Time to play “chicken” on the debt ceiling. If the President doesn’t compromise, then the upcoming economic collapse will be all his fault. It is up to him to avoid becoming the next Hoover in the history books.


15 posted on 04/11/2011 11:44:08 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: RWGinger

not walk, RUN out of WH


16 posted on 04/11/2011 11:52:32 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: 4rcane

As far as this goes, I don’t think it’s related to his slimeball status. It’s just one more thing that shows how incredibly far in over his head he was as a senator, and now even moreso as President.

Remember, the Presidency is the only election Obama ever won without first having the only viable competition eliminated from the running.


17 posted on 04/11/2011 11:53:49 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: RobinMasters
OUCH! This one had to sting as Obama NEVER admits to making an error. However, when you find yourself backed into a corner with absolutely no maneuvering room, you do what you gotta do.
18 posted on 04/11/2011 11:54:32 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: IbJensen
I awoke this morning after suffering from a nightmare

Me too! I'm serious. I dreamed I was at my grandmother's house and suddenly Obama machine guns started blowing people away outside and shooting at houses and I got down and crawled to the furthest and most isolated room away from the the street where the shooting has occurring. That's no joke.

19 posted on 04/11/2011 12:21:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: RobinMasters

Too funny!!!


20 posted on 04/11/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: RobinMasters

Obama skips debt commission meeting (Dec. 2010)

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama did not attend a White House meeting Thursday with members of his own debt commission, irking some of the Democrats on the panel who were expecting a high-level push from the commander-in-chief to show that its comprehensive deficit reduction plan is being taken seriously by the White House.

“He should have at least dropped by,” one Democratic member of the debt commission told CNN, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wanted to speak more freely about the panel’s private meeting.

A second senior Democratic aide close to the panel added that commission members were miffed and privately believe the President did not attend because it would have been awkward “given the fact that he has just endorsed $900 billion in deficit spending” with the tax cut deal.

http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/09/obama-skips-debt-commission-meeting/

yeah, he cares.


21 posted on 04/11/2011 12:26:01 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: tsowellfan

We’d better do something soon in order that these nightmares don’t become reality.

(Unfortunately mine did.)


22 posted on 04/11/2011 12:28:19 PM PDT by IbJensen (Grab your pitchforks!)
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To: IbJensen

I hope people realize Bush was a colossal mistake, too. Obama is 90% following what Bush did. People ignored Bush’s birth certificate, and it was a mistake.


23 posted on 04/11/2011 1:03:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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