Just like clockwork, the Democrats came out to blame the S&P downgrade of the US credit rating on the tea party and Republicans. Jimmie Bise summed things up as well as anyone:
Such left-wing luminaries as David Axelrod, John Kerry,Howard Dean, and (much to my shame) Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley all opened their prayer books to the same page and intoned the same sermon of hell fire and brimstone against the evil Tea Partiers. Repent, they cried, or we all perish, starting with the old people.
Meanwhile, the Obama economic A-Team — the same brilliant minds who said dumping trillions of dollars into the economy would keep us from 8% unemployment and continued malaise — assaulted S&P itself. Oblivious to the spacetime-distorting irony, the administration’s econoflunkies accused the rating agency of “breathtaking” errors, of “starting with a conclusion and shaping any arguments to fit it”, and concluded that “there’s nothing good to say about what they’ve done”.
That, my friends, is one giant truck-load of hooey. Not only did the Democrat attack poodles deliberately distort what Standard and Poor’s really said, they have maligned the majority of Americans, including most of the people who call themselves “liberals”. I’ve been holding fire on a poll that got exactly no MSM coverage during the debt ceiling debate. It barely got a mention by Republicans who could have used its results as a devastating weapon against the scurrilous sermonizing we have heard today and will continue to hear until the whiny Puritans of the left get their way.
Read the whole thing, while they’re blaming the tea party, Republicans and Hobbits they may as well blame the majority of Americans who were in favor of the Cut, Cap and Balance bill that passed the House. I guess we’re all terrorists now.
Update 2: The Other McCain also weighed in.
Update 3: From the Desk of Lady Liberty linked – thanks!