July 30, 2011
BYRON YORK LOOKS AT HISTORY: For Reid, Durbin, and Obama, a (very) partisan record on debt ceiling. “The pattern of Reid’s and Durbin’s voting is difficult to miss: If Republicans control the Senate, they vote against raising the debt ceiling. If Democrats control the Senate, they vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling. It is a fact of life on Capitol Hill that the party in control of Congress bears the responsibility of raising the debt ceiling. That can become a difficult task when control of the House and Senate is split between Republicans and Democrats, as it is now. One might think it would make leaders who have voted along strictly partisan lines think twice before denouncing the other party as partisan. But it has not prevented Reid, Durbin, and Obama from doing just that.”
Well, they know the press will cover for them.