Tea Party effectiveness best judged by detractors

Unlike Truman, Obama’s “buck” stops with previous administration

Last week it was New York Times’ columnist Joe Nocera calling Tea Party patriots “terrorists wearing suicide vests” and saying “Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people.”

Now Obama advisor David Axelrod has joined the liberal throng. He blames the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on Tea Party Republicans. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, Axelrod called the historic Standard and Poor’s U.S. credit downgrade “a Tea Party downgrade” and says it’s clearly on the backs of lawmakers who were willing to see the country default to get their way. For good measure, he criticized GOP presidential candidates for not speaking up in favor of compromise.

Not a word has been uttered regarding Barack Obama’s out-of-control spending.  This first-ever downgrade occurred under Obama’s watch, but Democrats remain mute regarding his responsibility.  Another Democrat President, Harry Truman was known for the sign on his desk which proclaimed “The buck stops here.”  Yet after nearly a full term in office, Obama and his surrogates are still blaming George W. Bush.

Preceding Axelrod’s tirade, The Hill  reported on liberal dissatisfaction exemplified by MoveOn.org’s fury over what the group perceives as Obama’s docile response to the role of the Tea Party in the deficit debate, reporting “Republicans and Democrats have unleashed fusillades of attack against each other in the wake of the announcement but Obama has stayed quiet, frustrating his party’s base.”

Aha!  Cracks are beginning to show in the liberal veneer.

Howard Dean, former chair of the DNC didn’t screech as he is known to do, but also took aim at conservatives during an appearance on Face the Nation, repeatedly stating the need to “raise revenues.” The vast majority of the American people want us to raise revenues (read: “taxes“) particularly on all those gazillionaires,” he said. He called Tea Party patriots the “radical right and right wing splinter groups.”

“This is a Tea Party problem,” he said. “They are totally unreasonable and doctrinaire and not founded in reality. I think they’ve been smoking some of that tea, not just drinking it.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) actually sounded reasonable. He appears to do better without John McCain hovering over his shoulder.

9 Responses to Tea Party effectiveness best judged by detractors

  1. Orion says:

    U.S. stock markets dropped 2 percent after opening this morning. Thanks, Mr. Obama.

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Democrat Howard Dean couldn‘t be more right! We’re all clamoring to have our taxes raised. Especially now that we’re out of work, our homes are in foreclosure and thanks to Obama’s insane spending, our interest rates on everything will rise and our spending will be further curtailed. What excellent thinking!! It’s a cinch the Dimocrats are winning the hearts and minds of the American citizens.

  3. metsfan says:

    He who controls the language controls the argument.
    The concerted use of incendiary words re; the debt issue against the TeaParty includes;terrorists, hostage takers,suicide bombers, a maniacal gang, cannibals, jihadists,delusional, psychotic.
    All this follows rule 12 of Rules For Radicals by Alinsky the rebel
    community organizer ( which Obama was also.) says
    “Pick The Target, Freeze it, Personalize it. Polarize it. Cut off the support network. Isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people, not institutions. direct personalized criticism works.”
    Hang on to your hats out there — it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

  4. Stanford says:

    John Kerry calls the loss of our AAA credit rating a “tea party downgrade.” David Axelrod also calls it a “tea party downgrade.”
    More evidence of Democrats using funnel-in-the-ear talking points, force fed to them each morning. As they talk in unison, they prove what colossal jokes they are.

  5. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Rasmussen polling shows that Americans are NOT swallowing the lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist name calling against the Tea Party. The “obama-downgrade” will forever live in infamy.

  6. Jane says:

    Of course none of us are stewing over this “blame the tea party” tripe because we knew it was coming. The more Obama & minions talk, the more Americans hate their products just ask Scott Rassmusen. And I agree with Mr. Crumugeon, the S&P may have well as upgraded the tea party’s credibility,
    http://www.teapartytribune.com/2011/08/06/standard-poor%E2%80%99s-upgrades-tea-party-to-triple-a-credibility/.
    The stock market might be down, but that gives me a sense of confidence that, little by little, people are starting to wipe away the fog and see communism for what it is.

  7. Clementine says:

    Señor Juan McAmnesty, who has never held a conservative view in his life, led the way in derogatory comments about the tea party when he recently read the WSJ’s nasty editorial on the floor of the US Senate in which he called tea party patriots “hobbits” who need to “go back to middle earth” and referred to our conservative principles as “amazing,” foolish” and “deceiving.”

    Old RINO McCain should know a thing or two about deception.

  8. LD 10 PC says:

    They are clearly concerned about the growing prominence of the tea party movement, which they know has the ability to replace Obama in 2012.

  9. Lucy says:

    Ok Howard, “Let’s have everyone put something in the pot.” So lets have the 48% of folks who pay NO federal income tax start putting something in the pot!