If you’ve read much of what I’ve written, you’ll know that I have no use for either of the mainstream parties. I don’t closely follow the debate of the moment in D.C. anymore, because I honestly don’t think it matters.
Sometimes the hypocrisy on both sides gets too thick not to notice, though. The two parties frequently switch sides on positions — based on which party holds the White House at the moment, it seems.
Right now, Democrats are screaming that the debt ceiling must be raised and that anyone who doesn’t vote to raise it is irresponsible. Republicans are piously intoning that there can’t be more borrowing without some serious budget cuts. (Of course, their idea of “serious cuts” amounts to trimming toenails in my book, but we’ll leave that alone.
Take a look at the positions the two parties took on the issue of raising the debt ceiling in 2006. With a Republican in the White House, the Republicans voted to raise it. Democrats voted against it. Check the link below for details of how the Senate voted. They’re almost all a bunch of partisan hypocrites.