Let's repeat that for just a moment, "fiscal conservatives" raised the US debt ceiling 19 times over the 2 terms of the Cheney Administration.
Why does your so called liberal media not report this outrage instead of focusing on Wiener's weener?: "Database searches revealed no demands from the four legislators that debt increases come accompanied by drastic spending cuts, as there are now. In fact, the May 2003 debt limit increase passed the Senate the same day as the $350 billion Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
When Bush was in office, the current Republican leaders viewed increasing the debt limit as vital to keeping America’s economy running. But with Obama in the White House, it’s nothing more than a political pawn."