“Now, this debt ceiling—I just want to remind people in case you haven’t been keeping up—raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt. Simply because we need—and will quickly use—the authority of a new and even higher debt
ceiling so that we can borrow even more money just to make the interest payments on
all that other money we’ve already borrowed and spent under the authority of the last hundred or so debt
ceilings does not mean that our debt is going to increase. Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise, because, I mean, seriously, these Republicans will just say anything at this point..."
Simply put, Russian President Vladimir Putin -- that's right, this guy --
-- is running diplomatic and geopolitical rings around an obviously (and painfully) outmatched and increasingly feckless President Barack Obama. Who can America turn to for the kind of serious, clear-eyed, and steely-spined leadership that will be needed to save us all from an ex-KGB man who spends his off-hours killing Siberian tigers while armed with nothing more than a wilted dandelion?
A) Richard B. Riddick:
B) Captain America:
C) Tywin Lannister:
Hint: Our only choices are all fictional characters? Winter is coming.
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