Just over three years ago, presidential candidate Barack Obama was angry. He was upset with President Bush's handling of the federal budget, and lashed out at the President. The full clip is below, but here's the money quote:
"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."
Got that? Driving up the debt is "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic."
So, 37 months later, here we are, and President Obama has already added $4 trillion in debt, much of it on the "credit card from the Bank of China," so that we now have $13 trillion of debt, just about $47,000 for every man, woman and child.
By his own definition, Obama is an "irresponsible and unpatriotic" president. Expect this clip to be seen in a lot of campaign ads next year.