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President Obama Calls His Own Actions Irresponsible and Unpatriotic

CNSNews points out that during a campaign speech on July 3, 2008, then-candidate Obama said:

The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up the national debt from 5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome, so that we now have 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

President Obama has added another $4 trillion all by his lonesome. In just two and a half years, no less. That’s $ 46,930 for every man, woman, and child.

Is that irresponsible? Is it unpatriotic? Or do the new rules regarding civility in public discourse render such questions (especially when uttered by Tea Partiers/terrorists) irresponsible and unpatriotic?

Peter Kirsanow — Peter N. Kirsanow is an attorney and a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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