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Today, in The Hill, Representative Todd Akin (r) shares his irony impairment with the world:

Raising the debt ceiling should be an exception, not the accepted norm

By Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) – 07/19/11 01:58 PM ET

….To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, the solution is simple, but it’s not easy….

Oh, really? Invoking the name of Ronald Reagan, that commie pinko liberal?

@FiredUpMissouri Fired Up! Missouri

How many times has he voted to raise it? MT @eyokley Op-ed by @RepToddAkin in The Hill: Debt ceiling should “be an exception” bit.ly/oin5xx 2 hours ago

Good question.

In 2003:

H.J.RES.51

Latest Title: Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.

Sponsor: No Sponsor (introduced 4/11/2003)      Cosponsors (None)

Related Bills: H.CON.RES.95, S.2986

Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 108-24 [GPO: Text, PDF]

Note: On 4/11/2003, pursuant to Rule XXVII, H.J.Res. 51 was deemed to have passed the House as a result of the adoption by the House and Senate of the H.Con.Res. 95 conference report….

[emphasis added]

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 141

     H CON RES 95      YEA-AND-NAY      11-Apr-2003      2:39 AM

     QUESTION:  On Agreeing to the Conference Report

     BILL TITLE: Congressional Budget for FY 2004

—- YEAS    216 —

Akin

[emphasis added]

In 2005:

H.J.RES.47

Latest Title: Increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.

Sponsor: No Sponsor (introduced 5/2/2005)      Cosponsors (None)

Related Bills: H.CON.RES.95

Latest Major Action: 3/20/2006 Became Public Law No: 109-182.

4/28/2005 11:59pm:

   Passed House pursuant to rule XXVII and H. Con. Res. 95….

[emphasis added]

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 149

     H CON RES 95      YEA-AND-NAY      28-Apr-2005      8:35 PM

     QUESTION:  On Agreeing to the Conference Report

     BILL TITLE: Congressional Budget for FY 2006

—- YEAS    214 —

Akin

[emphasis added]

You get the picture.

“Raising the debt ceiling should be an exception, not the accepted norm”

Irony impairment in republicans is apparently a feature, not a bug.