The Obama Downgrade

Instapundit has a small round up of disappointment among liberals about Obama, and has this to say:

It’s as if, in some sort of national spasm of carelessness and self-deceit, we elected a guy entirely unqualified by experience or personal characteristics to the single most important office in the land, to serve during a period of unusual troubles that he was not equipped to address.

And now liberals are starting to realize that things aren’t getting better and that Obama will be their standard-bearer in 2012.  They’ve already lost the House, lost massively at the State level and will probably lose the Senate next year…and Obama is the guy who will symbolize the whole party.  This is not looking good for our liberals.

To be fair to Obama, a President McCain may have made a lot of mistakes, too.  McCain might also have bought the siren song of government spending and money printing.  But there is this difference we can see – McCain is a man of long experience in practical affairs and would have seen by the end of 2010 that it wasn’t working…that something different needed to be tried, and having a fund of conservative and libertarian beliefs, he would have opened his mind to those who proposed a different course.  Obama can’t do that – he lacks the knowledge to see an alternative to the liberal worldview he imparted in college.  It may well be that Obama has never read a single, conservative book; that he’s never listened to a conservative thinker; his whole idea of us might really be summed up in his “bitter clingers” remark…and you don’t go to “bitter clingers” in search for ideas.  But where do you go, then, when your liberal ideas have failed?

This triumph of hope over experience we had in 2008 is now on auto-pilot.  Incapable of changing course for lack of intellectual ability to see a different course, it is only concerned with the mechanics of re-election…give a speech, have a fund-raiser; lather, rinse, repeat.  There will be no change until after the election – rumor has it that Bernanke might print up a bag of money to sustain the market (that is why it is up to much so early)…and so complete collapse might hold off for a while, perhaps even until after the election.  So, this may be it – Obama is downgraded – from “Hope and Change” to “Prolonged Situation” and we get to keep our fingers crossed that nothing bad happens for 15 months, because we’ve got a President who is incapable of dealing with it.


27 thoughts on “The Obama Downgrade

  1. neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 10:36 am

    the “LOW DOWN”, cant be downgraded, he is lower than whale SHIITE now.

      • Green Mountain Boy August 9, 2011 / 10:42 am

        I am adding this to my list of your crimes against humanity. Too much bunga bunga? Indeed 🙂

    • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 11:00 am

      the devil made me do it ….lol

      • Green Mountain Boy August 9, 2011 / 11:07 am

        I am still laughing. That camera operator must have some serious self control as with anyone in the studio. Can yo imagine if this had ben FOX how much laughter would have broken out in the background?

  2. Sunny August 9, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    The downgrade of the US debt will fall directly on the GOP and the Tea Party. For a small group of Republicans who call themselves TEA Party representatives to hold this country hostage is criminal. The GOP lacks leadership in dealing with this minority of representatives. For John Boehner to say he got 98% of what he wanted is going to come back to haunt him. He basically said “I want the country to be in tourmoil and to fail. I want to see the stock market plunge and the rating organizations to downgrade our credit worthiness.” That should work well in his next election. S&P has sent a message to the GOP and its TEA Party members – now lets hope they are smart enough to understand it and act accordingly.

    • tiredoflibbs August 9, 2011 / 12:19 pm

      Still touting that lie there dreggs?

      I educated on you the reasoning for the downgrade straight from the S&P. Conveniently and typically, you ignored it – not surprising.

      You are a mindless drone, plain and simple. And you will do anything, even perpetuate lies as in above to save your poor excuse of a pResident.


      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 12:24 pm


        You are a mindless drone, plain and simple. And you will do anything, even perpetuate lies as in above to save your poor excuse of a pResident.


        I second that
        liberalism is a mental disorder.
        maybe someone should explain econ 101 to scummy and bankruptcy.

  3. ragingbull August 9, 2011 / 12:27 pm

    vansunnydregg…stuck on stupid!!!!!!

  4. Cluster August 9, 2011 / 12:39 pm


    The S&P stated the “debt dynamics” over 20 times in their reasoning for the downgrade. It was Obama and the democrats that did not want to address that by first asking for a clean up or down vote on the debt ceiling, and then with Obama submitting a budget with no cuts, that was voted down 97-0.

    They then reluctantly agreed to a slow down of the rate of growth, rather than cuts, which still does not address the “debt dynamics”, so we can properly claim that Obama and his big government minions are responsible for the downgrade.

    You’re welcome

    • Sunny August 9, 2011 / 12:53 pm

      cluster, time will tell, but I do believe that the majority of Americans are going to put the blame on this entire mess on the TEA Party and the GOP.

      ragingbs – you and Neo are the “stuck on stupid” gallery. Anyone who identifies with the TEA Party are very far right and are not in the majority in this country. That would include you doofus.

      • tiredoflibbs August 9, 2011 / 1:04 pm

        If the rest of America is easily swayed by liberal lies than they are by FACTS, then you may be correct there dreggs.

        But fortunately, the rest of America are not mindless drones such as yourself.

        Why haven’t you responded to my posts that the S&P downgraded our credit rating due to growing debt and not lack of tax increases. Look in “Defense of the TEA Party” for the link, to the S&P reasoning.

        Until then, why do you perpetuate the lie and avoid answering my posts??

      • tiredoflibbs August 9, 2011 / 1:06 pm

        In case “you can’t find it” or “don’t remember seeing it” (some of your favorite excuses for intellectual dishonesty, here is the post:

        FACTS such as those from the S&P. They demanded more CUTS than tax increases errrrr “revenue increases”:

        “The decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the U.S. credit rating to “AA+” at once laments the possibility that cuts to entitlement programs will not materialize and the decreasing likelihood of new tax revenues. But it appears to give more weight to the need for more spending cuts, as it warns that a further credit rating downgrade is in the cards if the U.S. does not trim spending.”

        The libs and the obAMATEUR were warned months ago of this scenario and typically they ignored it.

      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 1:08 pm


        scummy is inferring that the Taxed Enough Already movement, NOT party is old rich raaaacist white people.
        that is their alinsky BS talking point.

      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 1:10 pm


        coming from a commie leftist your scenario is absolutely LAUGHABLE!!

      • ragingbull August 9, 2011 / 1:24 pm

        sunshine, you think that the founding fathers are “far right” then. i’m surprised you didn’t throw in an “extremist” moniker with your post.

        with EVERY post that you’ve had here have either been based on pure emotion, or taking some liberal pundits opinion and parroted it perfectly showing you have not one original thought, you will forever be STUCK ON STUPID!

        and please note, i’m aware of the irony that “stuck on stupid” is not my original thought, i just thought i’d dumb it down so far for you to understand where your place is on this blog, and pretty much in the world.

      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 1:29 pm

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      • Sunny August 9, 2011 / 1:57 pm

        “sunshine, you think that the founding fathers are “far right” then” ragingbs

        Contrary to your illogical thinking, our founding fathers were never “far right”. They believed the government was for ALL the people, not just a few who had extremist views as to how we should live our lives. They never believed that the government should dictate how we live our personal lives and that we should be free to make our own personal decisions. They believed in separation of church and state – unlike most of the far right supporters. I believe they also drafted the Constituion so it could be a living document to fit the needs of this nation as it grew. Strict interpertation of a 200 plus year document is unrealistic and unworkable.

      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 2:13 pm


        They believed in separation of church and state

        this statement PROVES you have NO Fn clue.
        typical dumbed down BS

      • Sunny August 9, 2011 / 2:18 pm

        really neo – as usual, you are an idiot.

      • Cluster August 9, 2011 / 2:28 pm

        Contrary to your illogical thinking, our founding fathers were never “far right” – sunny

        Based on your far left position, the founders were most certainly far right, in fact they use to pray before their meetings – can you imagine that? And separation of church and state was designed to protect the church, not the state. Did you know that?

      • neocon1 August 9, 2011 / 2:32 pm


        Scarborough: ‘Terminally Stupid Ideologues’ Should ‘Stop Using the Tea Party as a Piñata’

        Following Senator John Kerry’s outburst Sunday in which he referred to the S&P downgrade as the “Tea Party Downgrade,” Joe Scarborough fought back on his Monday episode of ”Morning Joe.“

        The host called on ”terminally stupid ideologues“ that ”really don’t understand” anything because they’re “so dogmatic [they] can’t think for [themselves]“ to ”stop using the Tea Party as a piñata.”

        sound familiar?????

      • tiredoflibbs August 9, 2011 / 7:22 pm

        “I believe they also drafted the Constituion so it could be a living document to fit the needs of this nation as it grew. ”

        And dreggs, just how is this Constitution supposed to be “living” and fit the needs of a growing nation?

        Through judicial interpretation (as the liberals want) or through the amendment process (that the Founding Fathers wanted)???

        Dreggs, original statement answers my question.

        But, why are you avoiding my other one concerning obAMATEUR’s failure to avoid the credit downgrade, after S&P specifically told him (REAL spending cuts) what would be needed to avoid it???

      • tiredoflibbs August 9, 2011 / 7:24 pm

        “the founders were most certainly far right”

        Yep, limited government, low taxes, increased liberty, religious freedom (the bible was a text book in early schools), gun rights, states’ rights – all the tenants of conservatism.

        FACTS evidently does not mean anything to dreggs.

  5. bozo August 10, 2011 / 5:01 am

    It is a Tea Party AND Obama downgrade. Standard & Poor is owned by McGraw/Hill which is run by Harold McGraw III, a Mitt Romney supporter. This downgrade is pure political manipulation to hit both Obama and Bachmann’s Tea Party, both of which stand in the way of Mitten’s election chances.

    Oh-so-coincidentally, Mitt is the only frontrunner not criticized by S&P talking idiots.

    • neocon1 August 10, 2011 / 5:29 am


      enough already Klownass
      go smoke some weed duuuuude!

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