Tea Party Fort Sumter conservatives have sunk to new lows–they’re celebrating the downgrade of U.S. debt (italics mine; video at the link):
Is the tea party happy that Standard and Poor’s, the credit rating agency, downgraded the United States’ credit rating for the first time ever?
You’d think that was the case if you were in the crowd at a tea party rally in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on Sunday morning. The Tea Party Express rolled into that northeastern city as part of its tour to bolster the six GOP state senators facing recall elections on Tuesday. But the most shocking moment of the event wasn’t the vitriol spouted by tea party leaders, which has dominated news of the tour stops in recent days. Instead it was the cheers that erupted when one of the Tea Party Express’ speakers described the recent downgrade as the tea party’s fault.
Here’s what happened: Midway through the Fond du Lac event, Florida talk show host Andrea Shea King took the stage. She told the audience that commentators were describing the downgrade of US debt to AA+ from AAA as the “tea party downgrade,” laying the blame squarely on Congress’ right-wing faction and its supporters. But rather than boo those who claim the tea party caused the downgrade, the 200 or so Wisconsinites in attendance cheered, sounding almost proud to be blamed for the downgrade.
These people never get to use the word patriotism again. Ever.
They have placed faction above the basic welfare and the good name and honor of the Republic. No doubt, many of these bozos were the same caterwauling bean sídhe who accused the anti-war left of hoping there would be casualties during the war (self-project much?). These are the same self-absorbed Palinists who practice the politics of the blood, who believe that anyone who is not with them is the ‘other.’
And conservatives: you created this monster. You profited from it, and ignored it when it was convenient. This is entirely your fault. You can’t blame the liberals for this one. Because your vaunted notion of personal responsibility should and must not be the sole purview of single minority mothers.
You own this. For once, do not stand atop the Overpass of History, lobbing cinderblocks into traffic. Fix it.
Because no nation can endure half Fox News and half free.