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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-07-11 04:30 PM
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"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of REPUBLICANS in Congress...
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...continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act."

If there is any confusion about the cause of the downgrade, keep reading that sentence. From the official Standard & Poor's press release, from the official Standard & Poor's website.

We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.

Shout that phrase from the rooftops, slip it into online movie reviews, include it as the second-to-last step in your famous braised chicken and onions recipe. I'm a critic of the President, and a harsh one when I think he deserves it.

But you know what? He doesn't deserve, the Democrats don't deserve what's going to happen tomorrow morning.

At the crack of dawn Monday morning, well before the markets open and invariably melt into a pile of sizzling and sparking goo, the automatons are going to start kicking out billion watt broadcasts about how the President and the Democrats are responsible for this.

It's simply not fucking true.

Period. There is no discussion passed that quote. Take my goddamned hand and we'll say it together:

We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues, a position we believe Congress reinforced by passing the act.

That quote is about as spin-proof as you're going to get in life. It's my autographed picture of Jude Law saying I have a better ass than he does. It is, dare I say it, Republican Kryptonite. So don't let 'em spin it. Don't let birds fly through an atmosphere that is not filled with that phrase being repeated someplace in America. Shove it in their face every chance you get.

PB
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  -"We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of REPUBLICANS in Congress... Poll_Blind  Aug-07-11 04:30 PM   #0 
  - Proud to be the first to K&R!  Rex   Aug-07-11 04:32 PM   #1 
  - The infamous "math error" making the rounds  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-07-11 04:33 PM   #2 
  - Agreed. Whatever political avenues might have been available Friday are nolonger available.  Poll_Blind   Aug-07-11 04:43 PM   #3 
     - Another uphill battle I tried to fight  Ruby the Liberal   Aug-07-11 05:14 PM   #7 
        - I want to make a point of saying that they're not innocent in my eyes. However, while...  Poll_Blind   Aug-07-11 05:20 PM   #8 
  - SCREAM IT...they do not want to acknowledge this...  Drahthaardogs   Aug-07-11 04:48 PM   #4 
  - If you happen to have news talk radio locally, give 'em a call, enlighten them. C-Span calls...  Poll_Blind   Aug-07-11 04:58 PM   #6 
  - K&R  Fire1   Aug-07-11 04:51 PM   #5 
  - K&R because the MEdia will not report it.  deminks   Aug-07-11 05:27 PM   #9 
  - When we know the media will not report it would it be a good idea  jwirr   Aug-07-11 06:38 PM   #11 
  - Looks like S&P is not buying the Repugs unrelenting chant that it not a revenue problem, it is a  indepat   Aug-07-11 06:18 PM   #10 
  - Yup. Further evidence the G.O.P. is full of S.H.I.T. n/t  Poll_Blind   Aug-08-11 11:25 AM   #15 
  - Included that quote in a letter to the editor this morning...  spedtr90   Aug-07-11 07:09 PM   #12 
  - Good!  Poll_Blind   Aug-07-11 09:20 PM   #13 
  - Good morning! It's STILL their fucking fault!  Poll_Blind   Aug-08-11 09:30 AM   #14 
  - Darn tootin', Poll_blind!  FredStembottom   Aug-08-11 01:38 PM   #16 
  - It's good no deal was struck to extend the bush tax cuts  mmonk   Aug-08-11 01:46 PM   #17 
  - I have to wonder how many millionaires  Turbineguy   Aug-08-11 02:44 PM   #18 
  - That would sound great read out loud from a Bully Pulpit...  Bluenorthwest   Aug-08-11 02:45 PM   #19 
  - Rachel Maddow didn't even mention this yesterday on Meet the Press.  Major Hogwash   Aug-08-11 02:59 PM   #20 
  - not to be a party pooper but they also say a large reason is not enough spending cuts (singling out  stockholmer   Aug-08-11 03:23 PM   #21 
  - The "assumption" they changed was on the Bush tax cuts expiring. Be specific. This is what the  fishbulb703   Aug-08-11 03:27 PM   #22 
  - Revenues  Johnny2X2X   Aug-08-11 03:33 PM   #23 
  - If this results in a double-digit recession, we must call it a "Tea Party Recession!"  skip fox   Aug-08-11 03:33 PM   #24 
  - Workin' on it. Thank you for pointing this out. n/t  stubtoe   Aug-08-11 06:11 PM   #25 
 

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