Today’s Blatantly Biased Edition: Barackalypse Now

Posted on Aug 9 2011 - 1:00am by Harrison

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:

11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. LD Jackson August 9, 2011 at 4:23 AM -

    Well done, Harrison. The pictures you have shared only serve to highlight the foolishness of a President who refuses to accept the blame for anything. It’s amazing to see the twists and turns as the Democrats try to blame the Tea Party for this “slip back into recession”, as I heard one commentator call it this morning. What they fail to realize is, it has been so easy to slip back into a recession because we never pulled out of it in the first place.
    LD Jackson recently posted..The Makeup Of The Super Congress

  2. Jack Camwell August 9, 2011 at 5:45 AM -

    The Debt Star really made me lol. Also, I love the comparison of Obama to Carter, as that only reinforces what I concluded some time ago.
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  3. Sherry August 9, 2011 at 6:27 AM -


    • Harrison August 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM -

      Great site thank you!

  4. Dean August 9, 2011 at 8:42 AM -

    Intellectually, I’ve known how screwed we are for quite a long time but lately that sickening gut feeling of just how screwed we are has set in.

    We’ve spent the past 40-45 years digging ourselves into this hole but unfortunately, we do not have that same amount of time to dig ourselves out.

    We have received pretty much what we as an electorate have asked for. We wanted unsustainable entitlements and by golly, we sent pols to Washington to give us just that.

    We can blame the much deserving political class of D.C. all we want but at the end of the day, how quickly we reverse this death spiral is going to come down to how much pain we are willing to take.
    Dean recently posted..Some more thoughts on the downgrade

  5. Dean August 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM -

    Allow me to amend my “pain” quotient scenario. I inadvertantly left out the part where I say, “that pain can be a whole lot less if we had a governing class that was remotely interested in unshackeling the greatest economy on the face of the planet let alone a governing class that will actually implement pro-growth policies.”

    That would be nice, huh? But I think we all know we are heading down the “maximum pain” route.
    Dean recently posted..Some more thoughts on the downgrade

    • Harrison August 9, 2011 at 12:52 PM -

      No pain no gain?

  6. Guiller Cabatuan August 9, 2011 at 1:36 PM -

    You’re right Harrison. The political government of the US is so hard-headed that they insist that their country’s debt is not that high and it could be easily paid but in reality it isn’t. How come they blame the economic strategy of many companies like the one’s in wall street when it is not entirely their fault. It was also because they blindly ignored it. A country’s economy is not governed by a math equation but by human psychology. When people are afraid to invest, that’s the time where an economy falls.
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  7. eots August 9, 2011 at 2:20 PM -

    And Babycenter are a bunch of lefty parenting experts.
    eots recently posted..Ezra Klein: Saving Socialism from Obama?

    • Harrison August 9, 2011 at 2:24 PM -

      The excerpt must have been written by a Conservative!

  8. Matt August 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM -

    Good observations, great pics. I don’t think all the spin in the world is going to help Obama.
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