Writing about Obama’s ability to provide leaderhsip on the topic, he says: ”And what can President Obama really say in his defense. Back in 2006, as Senator he went on record actually resisting support for a raise in the debt ceiling proposed by George Bush 43. To wit:
“’Leadership means the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of hard choices today on to the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.’”
“Absolutely incredible. And the debt bill has surged $3.5 trillion since the 'Big O" (make that Owe) took office in early 2009. “
It should not be news, but it’s nice to have an occasional reality check.
[An afterthought: in the likelihood that some of you do not recall it, but the first person to be called the Big O was a Hall of Fame basketball player named Oscar Robertson who played in the 60s and 70s for Cincinnati and Milwaukee. Link here.]