We generally try to reserve the “pure gold” label for truly irresistible instances of flagrant hypocrisy and irony.  To wit, our last usage came while flagging a clip of President Obama ripping into President Bush’s “unpatriotic” accumulation of $4 Trillion in debt over eight years … just after Obama eclipsed the $4 Trillion mark himself after just two-and-a-half years on the job.  That reminder seems especially relevant this week, since we now find ourselves on the precipice of blowing past the $16 trillion national debt mark.  It’ll probably happen by week’s end.  In any case, and without further ado, here’s candidate Barack Obama in 2008 informing voters about John McCain’s risky and dangerous Medicare-slashing vision for healthcare reform:

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