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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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