The day after President Obama urged House Republicans -- once again -- to raise the debt ceiling before beginning any longer-term budget negotiations, the Republican National Committee has released a video reminding that some Democrats were against raising it when George W. Bush was president.
The video shows footage of Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry all arguing against raising the debt ceiling when they served in the U.S. Senate. And, as Republicans have pointed out, Obama himself voted against raising the debt ceiling when he was a senator.
Of course, some of the Republicans who now are resisting a debt-ceiling hike -- at least one without accompanying spending cuts -- supported raising the debt limit when their party controlled the White House.
First published October 9 2013, 4:10 AM