Monday, August 08, 2011

“Tea Party Downgrade”?

They Can’t Possibly Sell That

by John Hinderaker - August 7th, 2011 - PowerLine

Of the administration’s alternative theories, the most ludicrous is the claim that the Tea Party, the one group dedicated to doing something about the nation’s spending and debt crisis, is somehow to blame for it. Yet this is the theory that President Obama’s political adviser, David Axelrod, tried to sell on Face the Nation this morning...

What is most ludicrous is the Democrats’ effort to distract attention from the fact that they controlled Congress from January 2007 until January 2011. The first Congress that had any ability to be influenced by the Tea Party movement has been in office for only six months. Do the Democrats seriously expect anyone to believe that S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt arises out of something that Republican Congressmen have done in the last six months? We expect the Democrats to appeal to ignorance at all times, but this is ridiculous.

Democrats are never responsible for anything that happens on their watch unless it is good. If a single Republican is in office anywhere - anything bad is the fault of that single Republican.

Two years before Republicans took control of both houses of the NC legislature a Civitas poll indicated that the majority of people in the state believed the Democrat argument, that the Republican Party (which had not had power in more than a hundred years) was responsible for causing three main problems on which the campaign was being contested. Democrats - against all logic - pounded constantly on how the Republicans had caused the problems. And the majority of the people believed them.

Don't bet they can't sell this idiocy if we do not constantly refute it.


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