Sunday, August 07, 2011

Shared Responsibility: Axelrod Says This Was 'A Tea Party Downgrade'

Just pathetic. Let's see, tea partiers comprise a fraction of one third of our branches of government, but now apparently wield so much clout they're responsible for Obama's failures. Axelrod's boss apparently is in hiding since he hasn't said a word about the humiliating downgrade he's brought upon the nation.
Top Obama strategist David Axelrod criticized Republicans over their handling of the debt-ceiling negotiations which he argued led to Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the nation’s credit rating Friday.

This was a “tea party downgrade,” said Axelrod on CBS News’ Face the Nation.

Axelrod said S&P’s decision was “largely a political analysis.” “And that's what we should focus on because what they were saying is they want to see the political system work. They want to see a sense of compromise. They want to see the kind of solution that the president has been fighting for, a large solution that will deal with the problem, that will be balanced, that will include revenues.”

Instead, said Axelrod, conservative, Tea Party-influenced Republicans “played brinksmanship with the full faith and credit of the United States. And this was the result of that.”

“It was the wrong thing to do to push the country to that point” he said. “And it's something that should never have happened. And that clearly is on the backs of those who were willing to see the country default, those very strident voices in the tea party.”

Republicans’ handling of the debt debate “was atrocious and that contributed to [S&P’s] analysis,” he concluded.
Way to take responsibility.


rich b said...

Okay Axlegrease - where the fuck were the dems on this budget and debt ceiling last Winter when they had a majority in the house and the senate and KNEW this vote was coming? You fucking POS liars!

All the dems did was wait until the repubs got into the house as a majority so they could lay a little blame on the right for THEIR (the dems) dragging ass. No one with half a god-damned brain is buying this shit. Omama and his entire admin are fucking LIARS!

Reaganite Republican said...

Nice try, Chi town greaseball

FrankG said...

Axelrod must smell like a sweaty meth head every time he reads the polls

billypaintbrush said...

Compromise?  Whenever the dems are out, compromise is the word of the day, just like in 95.  When they are in, those that disagree can go scratch.   The system is based on consensus, not compromise.  You got the votes? you win. period.

Hey Dave, you greasy weasel, I got your compromise, right here, pal.

RightKlik said...

<span>The Tea Party opposed Obama's debt ceiling deal (68%/22%).</span>

John Galt said...

<span><span>I am totally disappointed in Axelrod for I thought it was the fault of Bush, the Tsunami in Japan, the Greek problems, and the totally irresponsible position of most Americans not wanting to finance anymore bridges to nowhere.</span></span>
<span><span>However, the President has made up for the downgrade by offering three awesome and innovative solutions to all our problems. The analysis is done by the piece "The Failures Are Not for Lack of Trying", at <span></span></span></span>
<span><span>They conclude" "now we can all go to the beach and be merry". Well, don't, before you judge for yourself.</span></span>
<p><span><span> </span></span>