How much longer until he OWNS it?
Democrats blame the Tea Party for the downgrade. They blame the military budget. They blame Standard and Poor. They blame George W. Bush. They blame the rich. They blame Big Oil, Big Business, and Wall Street. They blame everybody but themselves.
Former Democratic presidential candidates John Kerry (yacht tax scofflaw) and Al Gore (massive energy user) say we should censor the Tea Party.
Some are even calling the downgrade racism:
America has been in debt for a very long time. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think it all started with the first black president.
And then there’s that elephant in the room: that America’s credit will have been downgraded for the first time, with a black man in the White House, potentially reinforcing the stereotype that black people are poor money managers.
Who is going to blame J.R. Ewing?
It’s getting so difficult to remember who is blaming whom that Capitol Commentary has been befuddled trying to keep track of it all so that we may report it for you.
Saying the S&P downgraded America’s AAA credit rating because of the Tea Party is like saying a house filled with gasoline fumes exploded because someone lit a cigarette in the den.
BUT FIRST… some advice from Baby Center:
Is it okay to let my child borrow against his allowance?
“Mom, will you get me this toy?” your child begs with puppy dog eyes. “I’ll promise I’ll pay you back as soon as we get home.” What should you do? As long as you’re comfortable with the toy and the price, making the short-term loan can be a good lesson for your child. But have some safeguards in place.
“First, have your child sign the receipt,” says Leatherman, in case he develops sudden amnesia about the agreement. “And don’t give him the toy until he gives you the money.” If upon arriving home, he discovers he doesn’t have enough to pay for it, keep the toy until he earns or saves up the money. If the money never comes your way, feel free to get creative: The next time you hand over his allowance, include a “bill” for the toy.
Below is a collection of satirical pictures for your enjoyment because, well… they’re pretty damn funny: