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MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’
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The left-wing activist group MoveOn.org picked up the new liberal slogan bashing conservatives for Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating downgrade: “Tea Party downgrade.” President Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry both used the phrase on Sunday talk shows.
In a Sunday afternoon email to supporters, MoveOn.org accused tea partiers of being responsible for the first-ever credit downgrade in U.S. history. “This ‘tea party downgrade’ is a shameful blow to our nation’s honor and risks throwing us right back into recession,” Moveon.org wrote. “Worst of all? It was completely avoidable. But when given the choice between extremist posturing and responsible leadership, tea party Republicans chose wrong.”
MoveOn.org added that “now, amazingly, they’re trying to pin the blame on Democrats.”
MoveOn.org asked its supporters to share an image of a mock headline reading “Heckuva Job, Tea Party!” via Facebook and email.
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653 days ago
Please explain this:
1 According to S&P, our debt is excessive; other rating agencies agree even though they haven’t downgraded us yet.
2. There has not been a serious attempt, from anywhere in the US government, to cut spending in decades.
3. The President wanted a debt ceiling increase with no strings attached.
4. The House, under pressure from the Tea Party caucus, insisted on deep cuts in spending, especially entitlements
5. The Senate, led by the Democrats resisted the demand for spending cuts for months as draconian.
6. A bipartisan compromise was reached between the two Congressional Chambers with full approval from the White House.
7. S&P rejected the result as inadequate to show that the US is serious about managing their debt responsibly and downgraded our Bonds.
8. The deal worked out by Congress and the President was roundly rejected by the members of the Tea Party caucus in both Houses of Congress as not having enough cuts.
So, How does a rational person see the Tea Party as responsible?
653 days ago
Isn't this moveon group an integral wing of the democRAT party? Haven't the democrat talking points called the TEA Party "terrorists"? Hasn't the democRAT establishment bent over with political correctness in informing us that terrorists are actually "freedom fighters"? Can you connect the dots boys and girls. The democrat echo chamber at work. 95 democRAT members of the House also voted with the TEA party. Hmmmm!
653 days ago
Per S&P statement
"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act," S&P explained.
hope this is self explanatory
648 days ago
It's not revenues, it's spending stupid.
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