The usual deluded rightwing bloggers are pretending that the current debacle--America losing its triple A rating--is President Obama's fault. But those are nothing more than transparent lies they're posting on their blogs, backed up by absolutely NO evidence.
The American people have decided that Mr. Obama is to be trusted with the economy, and NOT the GOP. The American people have also unequivocally decided that the Tea Party is a destructive element of the GOP. We on the left knew this, and predicted that their slash and burn method of governance would take this country to new levels of despair. And we were right.
A commenter over at conservative pundit, David Frum's blog, had this to say:
"Granted, it is our right to “throw the bums out” in a democracy, but I’m not sure what we’ve really accomplished in recent years with this approach. The past three Congressional elections have seen 69, 29, and 37 seats change hands. Compare that to the preceding five (1996-2004): only 7, 10, 6, 5, and 11 seats changed hands in those years.
The fact that each successive election seems to produce a landslide victory for one of the two parties says something very unflattering about the state of our political system. We’re not a group of concerned citizens voting with our heads and our hearts; we’re more like an angry mob with pitchforks and flames laying waste to whatever is right in front of us, tarring and feathering today the person who was leading us yesterday.
I think what’s most telling is that even a Fox News Poll conducted last week showed that more of the responders blamed Congressional Republicans for the debt issue than President Obama.
Of course, though, every poll that gives a result you don’t like is simply biased….."
kuri3460 is correct. The extremist rightwing bloggers have put blinders on and refuse to face the facts. That doesn't change the truth. It only makes them feel secure in their ignorance.
WHAT AMERICANS THINK ABOUT THE DESTRUCTIVE TsEA PARTY:
"A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — the most since The Times first began asking the question in 1977
More than four out of five people surveyed said that the recent debt-ceiling debate was more about gaining political advantage than about doing what is best for the country.
Nearly three-quarters said that the debate had harmed the image of the United States in the world.
The Republicans compromised too little, a majority of those polled said. All told, 72 percent disapproved of the way Republicans in Congress handled the negotiations
The public’s opinion of the Tea Party movement has soured in the wake of the debt-ceiling debate.
The Tea Party is now viewed unfavorably by 40 percent of the public and favorably by just 20 percent, according to the poll. In mid-April 29 percent of those polled viewed the movement unfavorably, while 26 percent viewed it favorably. And 43 percent of Americans now think the Tea Party has too much influence on the Republican Party, up from 27 percent in mid-April.
The poll found that Mr. Obama was emerging from the crisis less bruised than the Republicans in Congress.
Americans said that they trusted Mr. Obama to make the right decisions about the economy more than the Republicans in Congress, by 47 percent to 33 percent."
I think all the reports of President Obama’s political death are a bit premature. Pay no attention to the dissemblers on the right who are trying to put the blame for the Tea Party's calamitous behavior on everyone else but the toxic Tea Party. Happily, the American people are not so easily duped.
MORE ON THIS DISCUSSION OVER AT "SMARTYPANTS'" BLOG.
GREAT INSIGHT INTO THE RACIAL ASPECT OF THE TEA PARTY BIGOTRY HERE.