The Washington Post:
What the president said about the debt ceiling
during his Business Roundtable speech was so nonsensical and bewildering it’s actually almost trivial. But nonetheless, it’s irresistible to tease the Democrats about this, especially following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s gushing, high-profile lecture
– aimed at Republicans specifically and Americans generally — about the president’s “brilliance and eloquence,” which she said must be frustrating for those who disagree with the president. But what the president said yesterday was anything but brilliant and eloquent. It’s perhaps one of the most memorable political lines since John Kerry’s infamous
, “I actually did vote for [it] before I voted against it” comment during the 2004 campaign.