Obama: I voted as a Senator to help my career, not the countrySubmitted by joeneesima on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 11:17
How about looking at a very recent past comment from the current person in the Whitehouse. I find this mind-blowing if not remarkable:
Here is what President Obama told ABC News George Stephanopoulos regarding his Senatorial vote in 2006 opposing a debt increase:
I think that it's important to understand the vantage point of a senator versus the vantage point of a ... president. When you're a senator, traditionally what's happened is, this is always a lousy vote. Nobody likes to be tagged as having increased the debt limit for the United States by a trillion dollars. ... As president, you start realizing: 'You know what? We -- we can't play around with this stuff. This is the full faith in credit of the United States.' And so that was just a example of a new senator, you know, making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country.
CHARACTER DOES MATTER!