Dictatorship, Democrat-style: Loony Debbie Wasserman Schultz Doesn’t Want Balanced Budget or Fiscal Responsibility, Says Those Who Do Want a “Dictatorship” to “Spark Panic & Chaos” (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on July 28, 2011
Some of you may remember that when Barack Obama was an Illinois senator and George W. Bush was president, the Senate voted on raising the debt ceiling in 2006 — so, what did Obama do?
HE VOTED NO. In 2007 and 2008, Obama didn’t even bother to vote on raising the debt ceiling because, well, he was too busy running for president or something.
Yesterday, per strident airhead and Medusa-haired DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s latest spewings, those members of Congress who oppose raising the federal debt ceiling and want to cut out-of-control government spending are seeking a “dictatorship,” are “extremists” who want all sorts of horrific bedlam and panic to happen. They aren’t exhibiting fiscal responsibility, aren’t cutting off the taxpayer-funded pig trough to greedy, spendaholic politicians to save our economy from irreparable ruin, but are, per the clueless DWS from Florida, heartless extremists.
Never mind that 66 percent of American voters support the House’s cut, cap, and balance bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rushed a vote on Friday to have the bill tabled.
Wasserman Schultz is consistent with her inflammatory and/or idiotic remarks, having recently said that anyone who is pro-life is “anti-woman” and engaged in a “war on women,” and wants Republicans to drive American-made cars when she herself drives a foreign-made vehicle.
She is also trying to play the pitiful victim after she nastily slammed Rep. Allen West from the House podium after he had left the room. She has no clue that it is a crime to be an illegal alien and foolishly believes the economy has improved.
Most people have to work extremely hard to look and sound this ignorant so often — DWS accomplishes it effortlessly.
Was Obama being a “dictator” or an “extremist” in 2006 when he voted against raising the debt ceiling during Bush’s presidency… or is he now, Debbie, during his own presidency?
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy.
The chair telephoned POLITICO to express “significant disappointment in where… Republicans have allowed this debate to degenerate.”
“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked. “This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating.”
In 2006, Barack Obama called raising the debt limit a “failure of leadership.”
Flip… and flop.
The national debt crisis didn’t happen over night, didn’t manifest itself just during the past two administrations. There have been myriad opportunities over the years for Congress to curtail government spending, rein in federal government growth, stop the ravaging of taxpayers and the nation’s coffers.
Who voted to stop or curtail the rampant overspending in recent years (and would be to Wasserman Schultz a “dictator” for daring to eliminate inefficient programs and other government spending), and who voted to continue the willy-nilly spending and taxing?
Democrats, and many of the same RINO Republicans, have been “kicking the spending can” down the road for years. The warnings have been loud and legendary. Now that we are at the brink of disaster, all that loony-toon Wasserman Schultz and other liberals can declare is that the conservatives in the GOP want a dictatorship (when they aren’t heaping all blame on Bush).
That’s what self-absorbed, angry, spoiled-brat teenagers will often retort when Mom and Dad demand that the maxed-out credit cards be returned, that their irresponsible, spendthrift offspring must stop spending.
For brevity’s sake, here’s a handful of Senate votes that were conducted several years ago when Bush was still president. They represent the senatorial trend that you may have suspected — if you’re surprised or appalled by any of the votes from your home state senator, you’ve got to do your homework and up your game on staying informed before the next election.
A number of these spend-til-it’s-gone senators were booted out last November — there is still more cleaning to do:
March 23, 2007: the Senate voted on S.Amdt. 521 to S.Con.Res. 21, the purpose of which was “To improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Federal programs and reduce the Federal debt by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse.”
Every single Democrat who voted that day, voted “Nay” to eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse that contributed to Federal debt, as did Bond (R-MO), Collins (R-ME), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Sanders (I-VT), Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), and Specter (R-PA), before Specter switched parties. All other Republicans voted “Yea.”
The amendment to reduce the Federal debt was ultimately rejected.
March 20, 2007: a vote was conducted in the Senate on S.Amdt. 491 to S.Con.Res. 21, the purpose of which was:
To pay down the Federal debt and eliminate government waste by reducing spending on programs rated ineffective by the Program Assessment Rating Tool.
Every single Democrat who voted, including Obama, voted “Nay,” as well as Bond (R-MO), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Domenici (R-NM), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA), Stevens (R-AK), Voinovich (R-OH), and Warner (R-VA).
All other Republicans voted “Yea” to pay down the Federal debt and reducing ineffective programs.
The amendment was ultimately rejected.
This one may surprise a great many military families, members of the armed forces, and our veterans.
March 21, 2007: a vote was taken on S.Amdt. 476 to S.Con.Res. 21, the purpose of which was:
To ensure that our troops serving in harm’s way remain America’s top budget priority by ensuring full funding for the Department of Defense within the regular appropriations process, reducing reliance on supplemental appropriations bills, and by improving the integrity of the Congressional budget process.
The amendment was ultimately rejected — every single Democrat who voted that day, including Obama, voted against our troops being a top budget priority, as did Bond (R-MO), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Domenici (R-NM), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Sanders (I-VT), Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), Specter (R-PA), and Stevens (R-AK).
All other Republicans voted “Yea.”
This one is disgraceful.
February 14, 2008: Coburn Amdt. No. 4034; “To allow tribal members to make their own health care choices.”
On the Amendment S.Amdt. 4034 to S.Amdt. 3899 to S. 1200 (Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007)
On February 14, 2008, every Democrat who voted, voted “Nay” (Obama did not vote) on allowing tribal members to make their own health care choices, as did Cochran (R-MS), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), Dodd (D-CT), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Hagel (R-NE), Hatch (R-UT), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Roberts (R-KS), Sanders (I-VT), Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), Stevens (R-AK), Voinovich (R-OH), and Wicker (R-MS).
All other Republicans voted “Yea.”
March 13, 2008: S.Amdt. 4232 to S.Con.Res. 70
Allard Amdt. No. 4232, the purpose of which was:
To pay down the Federal debt and eliminate government waste by reducing spending 5 percent on programs rated (as mandated under the Government Performance and Results Act (Public Law 103-62)) ineffective by the Office of Management and Budget Program Assessment Rating Tool.
Every Democrat who voted, including Obama, voted “Nay,” as did Alexander (R-TN), Bennett (R-UT), Burr (R-NC), Cochran (R-MS), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Grassley (R-IA), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lugar (R-IN), Murkowski (R-AK), Roberts (R-KS), Sanders (I-VT), Smith (R-OR), Snowe (R-ME), Stevens (R-AK), Voinovich (R-OH), and Warner (R-VA).
All other Republicans voted “Yea.”
The amendment to pay down the Federal debt and reduce spending by 5 percent was ultimately rejected.
See the pattern?
Democrats, including the Country Club Golfer in Chief, insist on blaming Pres. Bush for what Obama “inherited” two and a half years ago. What horse puckies.
Not only did then-senator Obama and all other Democrats in the Senate vote for escalated spending, but Obama himself voted for more fiscal irresponsibility, bigger government, and hijacking the futures of our children and grandchildren. He worked in tandem with all the other spend-and-tax Democrats and RINOs to prevent Bush or those who wanted to make cuts in federal spending and bloated government and entitlements from doing so. Obama, for all his current finger wagging, also voted for TARP when he was in Congress, which increased the debt limit by $700 billion.
He arrogantly refuses to recognize that his failed economic experiments, his insistence on gargantuan tax hikes, and his ineptitude to comprehend free market principles have not only bogged down negotiations, but have hastened us to this imminent financial catastrophe.
Congress has kicked that dang battered can to the end of the road. Now Democrats and RINOs are pouting about it teetering on the precipice’s edge.
Wasserman Schultz has her weekly hissy fit, sniveling about a “dictatorship” when the grown-ups in the room finally take serious action to stop the can-kicking.