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Actually, Democrats have threatened to hold the debt limit hostage

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Many Democratic lawmakers, from President Obama on down, have been on the defensive in the debt ceiling fight because in 2006 they themselves voted against raising the debt limit.  Obama, Vice President Biden, Democratic Senate leadership Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Charles Schumer, and Patty Murray — they all voted against it. Today, Democrats and their partisans in the press argue that...