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Obama Called Smaller Bush Debt Rise “Unpatriotic”

President Obama Thursday quietly notified Congress that the government needs another $1.2 trillion to continue operating.

That’s both irresponsible and unpatriotic of him.

How do I know? A presidential candidate named Obama told me.

The new borrowing requested by the CURRENT president would raise the debt ceiling to $16.4 trillion. The debt stood at $10.6 trillion when Obama took office. That’s an increase of $5.8 trillion, nearly $2 trillion more than the “unpatriotic” figure cited by Obama in the video.

Sure, a portion of the new debt is carryover from the Bush administration. But Obama can still be labeled utterly “irresponsible.” I’m not serious about the “unpatriotic” charge. I don’t call my president unpatriotic, though as you’ve noticed, some people will do that.

Obama has done nothing during his three years as president to address the central cause of the debt run up – the unsustainable increases in entitlement spending.

And he has actually worsened the deficit with a feckless $800 billion stimulus bill and a new $1 trillion health care entitlement.

So this is not the Bush deficit. It is the Obama deficit, and it’s threatening to ruin the country.

H/T to one of our readers, Mike Lester, for showing me this. Mike is one of the country’s great cartoonists. You can find his work at


159 thoughts on “Obama Called Smaller Bush Debt Rise “Unpatriotic””

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  2. What a misleading article. When Bush wanted to raise the debt limit, he was plunging the economy into recession by doing so. That’s what Obama was calling unpatriotic and irresponsbile. Now, under different circumstances, Obama is raising the debt limit to restore the economy. Big difference.

  3. The Bummer is trying to destroy the economy, so he can then get rid of the constitution, so he can turn this country into a third world dictatorship.

    He will say he is declaring marshall laws to restore order.
    Then that will be all she wrote, and all of our rights will be gone.

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  5. He also said that having to raise the debt ceiling was the sign of a FAILED presidency. DO AS OBAMA SAYS NOT AS HE DOES.
    Communism is the doctrine of the conditions of the liberation of the proletariat.
    The proletariat, or the class of proletarians, is, in a word, the working class of the 19th century.

  6. John 12:6
    He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief;
    as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

  7. The big difference Republicans wont admit is that what Obama was talking about is that Bush ran up the debt in times of good economy. What happened at the end of Bush and into Obama’s administration, was to stop the hemoraging economy, at least partially caused by what Bush initially did. Face it folks, McCain/Palin would have been elected and done the exact same thing, and you Ideological Republicans would be silent about it

    1. Do you realize that ALL revenue bills originate in the House of Representatives? (See Constitution – Article I, Section 7.) All president’s send a budget to congress, but it is congress who legislates funding.
      Do you know when Obama made this speech? On July 3rd, 2008 in Fargo, ND while campaigning for the office of president.
      Do you know who controlled congress during that period of time? The Democrat party under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were responsible for all spending from January 4th, 2007 until January 5th, 2011.

      Yes, Bush liked to spend money, but he could never have spent it without the aid of the Democrat majority in congress. We will never know if things would have been different under McCain. He was a progressive so probably not, unless Sarah had a say in it.

  8. No wonder Mr. Obama wants more money, he has, since I have known anything about him, NEVER had a job. The money comes from the printing press ready to spend right? Oh come off of it sir. You are THE WORSE President since, well, NO ONE! You are it sir, you win first place in being the WORST!

  9. Just saw this on the sie bar:

    “Damn. These Republicans are stealing all my good lines.”
    – Barack Obama
    A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote
    No doubt the same leagalise is needed for most of what Keith Koffler writes.
    It’s like watching a Colbert show on this site!

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  11. There are no words in our language to describe this despicable waste of skin and water…he is wasting valuable oxygen that I think is better used to sustain rats and cockroaches.

  12. This debt thing is so out of hand and I’m not sure anyone can stop it. I wrote a blog recently where I posted the debt as of Sept 30, which is the end of the fiscal year.

    Dollar Amount













    At the rate we are going, I suspect the debt will be about 18 trillion by the end of this fiscal year. Which would give Obama about 8 trillion for 4 years, though in fairness I think the first bailout Bush did didn’t go on the books until after Sept 30th, so it’s in the 2009 numbers.

    It’s like being on a mountain looking down at a train wreck you can see is going to happen and there is nothing you can do about it.

  13. wow, that is an interesting set of data on Wall Street. No wonder Wall Street contributed so much money to Obama in 2008. They bought a president that sacrificed the rest of the country for Wall Street!

    So what you are saying is, the Wall Street 1% got rich as crap under Obama while the rest of America saw run away unemployment, inflation, foreclosures, 50% reduction in housing values, and more debt in four years than Bush did in 8 years fighting two wars, dealing with 9/11, and dealing with the Enron/Anderson fiasco which put people in prison.

    I don’t know if you were being sarcastic or not, but your post should be in every republican commercial this fall.

  14. Wow, so given the width and breadth of Obama’s squandering of money he’d have to at the very least be a communist anti-christ.

  15. There’s our name-caller again. At least you didn’t call us crackers this time.

    Nobody trusts the stock market any longer. The Dow is like a bunch of junkies. Once Uncle Ben pumps in more quantitative easing (i.e., prints more money) the Dow will fly sky high (just in time for the election). Once the euphoria of the high wears off, the Dow will come crashing back to reality (right about the time our new president takes office).

  16. Everything Obama does p*sses me off as does most of what he says. He even managed to p*ss me off when he got Usama because his gloat, sorry I mean informative speech, was peppered with “I got Usama, my adminstration got Usama, I, I, I, me, me, me, my, my, my” as if to say that he alone was responsible for getting him, what a narcissistic blowhard. His administration CONSTANTLY plays the race card, and that includes his wife. If you want to read a racist piece of tripe go look up Moochelle’s college thesis and then honestly tell me that she’s just as much a racist as all those who criticize her husband. And that’s what peeps are doing, criticizing his policies, besides he’s not black, he’s half black.

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  18. Anyone who’s ever had a leadership position can attest that before you were a leader, you thought it was so easy to make everything better, but once you became the leader, you realize that you didn’t know everything, and you have to do things differently than you thought you would. People do change their minds, and it’s not unreasonable to do so when the circumstances change. He may have said that back then, but now that he’s the Pres, he has more facts and may have to change his tune.

    Also, politicians say things all the time, they say what people want to hear. Not just Obama, but all of them. Don’t be surprised when you hear them change their mind.

    And things were different back then when he said this. When he took over office, the economy was heading down the toilet, so he had to do something drastic (this is what he thought would help).

    Just saying, it’s not really fair to point to something someone said in the past, and then bring it up years later when everything is different.

    1. This video was filmed 6 months before he took office, so it’s not exactly years later. Another quality of a good leader is taking responsibility. Obama has blamed everyone (Bush, Republicans, the Tea Party) and everything (Arab spring, tsunami in Japan, oil and gas prices, Europe) for the bad economy. Obama will never take responsibility for his failed policies.

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  22. Did any of you even read this article? When Obama took office BUSH had already run up the national debt to $10.6 trillion!! The article also says Obama ran it up another $5.8 Even a third grader can figure out BUSH ran up almost double the debt and don’t forget a portion of the debt Obama has run up includes interest on BUSH’s debt. The author.. sure a portion of the debt is carry over from the Bush administration yeah like 2/3!!!!!!!!
    This reads like something FAUX news would put out to get people that aren’t capable of thinking for themselves to vote for a republican………..

    1. Do you really think the national debt was zero at the time Bush entered office? Perhaps you should take some of your own advice and educate yourself.

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  24. In his own words…..Obama is a World Class Hypocrite. Why doesn’t the alleged Main Stream Media and non-aligned Press call him on his Lie?

  25. Want to thank all of you, for your Powerfull stand against Oboma & His Corrupted political partners.

    there is so much more we can do. Being aggressive and focusing on the facts and truth is only the first

    We musT follow Up with more details standing by our convictions and dont back down.

    Oboma has

    NOT brought CHANGE, In fact ~! ~ THE ONLY real THING needing CHANGE !….Was Barack Hussein Obama


    Barack Hussein Obama II ( Who hates American Values ) who is A ” SELF

    PROCLAIMED Enemy” ~of responsible, Morally Conscious HARD WORKING Americans.


    Irresponsible & DRUG MAFIA and reckless supporters KNOW~ that Barack Hussein Obama II,


    YOU to paY THEM, out of your PockeT

    .{ FOR all of their UNCHECKED Vices and THRILLS/ { All on YOU | /

    At your COST & Sacrifice

    …This UN~CHANGABLE fraud, has done His VERY BEST to Inspire VIOLENCE.

    THESE ARE OBAMAS OWN WORDS.. saying ………To his supporters.

    Saying “Get ready for hand-to-hand

    combat with your Fellow Americans”

    – Obama has ALSO DECLARED to his Supporters

    “I want all Americans

    to get in each others faces!– Obama demands !

    “You bring a knife to a fight pal, we’ll bring a gun” –

    ANGER VIOLENCE and more taxes….. THIS IS OBAMAS Change for america

    /“Hit Back Twice As Hard”. He commands !

    *Obama on the private sector: ~~ “We talk to these folks…~ / so

    I know whose a*$ to KICK.“ OBOMA wants to KICK your a*$ /

    Shouting THAT Republican victory would

    mean ~ “hand to hand combat”

    HE IS EXPECTING people to be on Edge and BORDERLINE killing MODE,

    VIOLENT / and STAND up for their immoral CAUSES



    * Obama Tells democrats: “ I’m itching for a fight.” !

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    OBAMA TAKES a little NEW BORN innocent child.

    BORN. ALIVE sTabS it iN the head SUCKs ITS BRAINS OUT.

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  27. Debt increase by presidents:
    Reagan 186%,
    Bush 54%
    Clinton 41%
    Bush II 72%
    Obama 23%.
    Source CBO.
    I know this site’s right wing nut jobs rarely let facts get in the way of another “Bash Obama” comment but I wanted to introduce a few facts for you.

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  29. Bush being responsible for a ‘portion’ of the debt is a bit of an understatement. It’s closer to 5x what Obama has contributed. Talk to an economist. The single driver of the huge increase in debt over the past decade has been the Bush tax cuts. You can try to avoid facts all you want, but hopefully the American voter won’t give into the fear-mongering and know the truth before they cast their ballot.


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  37. Funny how you watch the same thing and reach an entirely different conclusion. I realize you haters out there of this president close your ears to what he says, but this buffon who wrote this was entirely wrong. What this president SAID was RUNNING UP THE DEBT was unpatriotic. He didn’t say the raising the debt ceiling was. In FACT what he said was $30,000 worth of debt for each man, woman and child THAT WE WILL HAVE TO REPAY. So sorry, fools. Listen again.

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