We knew it was coming.
The Tea Party only gets credit if it didn't happen, if they didn't do it, if they didn't want it ― or if it is a cataclysmic disaster.
So when the mainstream press and soft conservatives eagerly dished out credit to the Tea Party for the Obama/Reid/Beohner credit limit deal, I, for one, was leery.
As it turns out, suspicion was justified. Doug Powers explains:
The “Tea Party downgrade” memo has been successfully circulated.First up today is John Kerry. It’s some kind of hilarious to watch a big spending, pro bloated government liberal try to come across like a life-long hawk on cutting deficits, shrinking government and tackling the debt problem...On NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, the Massachusetts Democrat called Standard & Poor’s lowering of the nation’s credit rating from AAA to AA+ as “without question, tea party downgrade.”...Also today, David Axelrod referred to it as a “Tea Party downgrade,” as did Howard Dean.
The Tea Party emphatically rejected the backroom Obama/Reid/Beohner debt limit deal.
Now the cowards of Team Obama are shifting blame for their own failures to a popular but leaderless grassroots movement that has done everything in its power to avert the ruinous disasters that will ultimately send Team Obama crawling back to Chicago.