I’m downgrading the teabaggers to peebaggers

…because they piss their own bed and gleefully wallow around in it.

So who’s to blame for the US government’s credit rating being downgraded by S&P for the first time in history?

Who else?  Yes, the Teapublicans:  the same bozos who were ready to go all Thelma and Louise with the economy bound and gagged in the trunk of the T-Bird just to prove some kind of moronic point are being specifically called out by S&P as one of the reasons for the downgrade.  No, really??  I would have thought 6 weeks of arguing over whether to let the economy implode and pushing closer and closer to the midnight hour would have instilled Maximum Confidence in credit rating agencies.   But I would be wrong!:

According to the initial report, S&P sees the GOP’s intransigence on taxes as a reason to suspect the country will not be likely to reduce deficits in the years ahead, and Republicans are already trying to get out from under the blame.

Nice work, baggers!  (Or on Twitter, #heckuvajobteaparty)

Speaking of Twitter, I couldn’t help checking out #tcot to see what Twitter’s Top Conservatives are saying about the downgrade; predictably, they are absolutely giddy with joy.  They consider this a “WIN”.  And up is down, war is peace, you know the drill.

UPDATE:  Here’s a frighteningly prescient post, written almost a year ago, from Mike Brock at The Volunteer.

10 Responses to “I’m downgrading the teabaggers to peebaggers”


  1. 1 Mike Brock Friday, August 5, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I disagree. The downgrade was inevitable. And S&P said they were going to downgrade no matter what if they didn’t get $4 trillion in cuts over 10 years. So had the Tea Party not been a factor, the downgrade would have happened all the same.

    I’d like to take this time to re-riff my post from last Fall, which you kindly linked here, and size up my predictions with reality: http://www.thevolunteer.ca/2010/10/adventures-in-bullshit/

  2. 2 900ft jesus Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

    fucking idiots. All that energy to help the obscenely rich get richer at their expense. Unfuckingbelievable. So incredibly mindless, vicious they destroy even their own lives to rally behind their hate filled slogans.

  3. 3 morleybolero Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

    The Koch brothers must bust a gut laughing at the fools who have been convinced to vote against their own best interests all the while allowing the rich to get even richer.

  4. 4 JJ Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Mike –

    So had the Tea Party not been a factor, the downgrade would have happened all the same.

    At one point Obama had a plan that supposedly delivered S&P’s 4T in cuts, but that was scuttled in the midst of the debt ceiling drama. Because the prevailing GOP/tea party ideology is “Oppose Obama, even if he has a plan that delivers more cuts than ours”.

    Numbers aside, I think what really alarmed the credit rating agencies was the fact that nobody in government seemed to be taking the economic crisis seriously. If gov’t had made it their #1 priority and was clearly working together to resolve it, this might have placated S&P.

    But given the realities of divided government and the teabagger choke hold on the GOP, there was never going to be any collaboration on anything, let alone serious issues. The GOP jammed up the first month of congress reading sections of the constitution and passing idiotic bills about abortion. So this was obviously a profoundly un-serious congress right from the start, and it wouldn’t have been that way without the teabaggers. I think that, more than anything, is what put credit rating agencies on high alert. After all, the government was just as broke a year ago as it is now.

    BTW, thanks for adding the link to that excellent post of yours. Reading it now, it’s frighteningly prescient.

  5. 5 JJ Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 9:43 am

    900ftJ – Well, it shouldn’t be like nobody saw it coming.

    I think Mike Brock may be right in the sense that it would have happened anyway, but I also think that a more serious congress may have prevented it from happening so soon. The fact that congress has turned into a freaking gong show can’t be very reassuring.

  6. 6 JJ Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    morleybolero –

    The Koch brothers must bust a gut laughing at the fools who have been convinced to vote against their own best interests

    The teaparty people are the same people who always vote GOP, so I’m not sure the Koch brothers et al have convinced anyone to do anything they wouldn’t do anyway.

    What’s amazing to me is how far to the right the GOP has shifted: I’m old enough to remember the Nixon administration, and they’d be flaming liberals by today’s standards. (Nixon had a health care plan far more liberal than Obama’s.)

  7. 7 Howard Sunday, August 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    When you can convince a group of people to blindly follow their ideology – effectively ruining the financial future of the country – yet remain totally in concert with your evil goals, and observe that same group of people jumping for glee at the results, then you have pulled off one of the largest scams in USA history under the noses of those who purport themselves to be indued with God’s wisdom. They must serve a very stupid god.

  8. 8 J. A. Baker Monday, August 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

    The GOP jammed up the first month of congress reading sections of the constitution and passing idiotic bills about abortion.

    And idiotic bills to defund “ObamaCare.”

  9. 9 JJ Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Howard – The problem is, the teabaggers aren’t necessarily wrong about everything. On some things, they’re right: Govt is too big, debt is horrendously high, etc. What makes them hard to take seriously is the fact that they never minded any of this when Bush was president, and probably won’t mind it again when there’s another R in the white house.

    I sometimes wonder if there’d even be a tea party at all if McCain had won in 2008.

  10. 10 JJ Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Right… and bills to “lower” the debt ceiling, which by definition is impossible.
    What a gong show.


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