“Our rising debt levels (pose) a national security threat… It undermines our capacity to act in our own interest. And it does constrain us where constraint may be undesirable… And it also sends a message of weakness internationally. I mean, it is very troubling to me that we are losing the ability not only to chart our own destiny, but to, you know, have the leverage that comes from this enormously effective economic engine that has powered American values and interests over so many years.”
You have to wonder why Republicans haven’t been saying this. Democrats obviously know how to play political hardball. This is obviously the opening shot in a Hillary run for the Democratic nomination in 2012. You gotta love it. The Democratic Party will tear itself apart. Hillary and her supporters will be assaulted as racists by the Obama diehards. In the end, Obama, who has bought the unions and the party base with taxpayer savings, will win this battle, and then will be crushed by the rest of the country in November. You can put this in the bank.