I just love how Democrats and their progressive fellow travelers accuse Republicans of rank partisanship it the debt crisis. You see, Democrats have never shied away from playing politics with the debt limit.
Between 2000 and 2010, the Senate passed 10 increases to the debt limit. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) opposed raising the limit whenever Republicans controlled the Senate, but supported it whenever Democrats were in the majority.
Guess what other Democratic pol also played partisan games with the debt limit. How about Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois)? There were four votes raising the debt limit during his brief tenure in the Senate. He missed two of the votes, supported it when Democrats were in the majority and opposed it when Republicans ruled, stating that it was a "failure of leadership.
Byron York has more on the Democrats hypocritical record of putting partisan politics before country.