…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.