Appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday, David Axelrod said Tea Party is directly responsible for the downgrade of US's Triple A credit rating. He's right, because they idiotic tea party d-bags held the US economy hostage, and didn't even voted with their fellow Republicans on the final house vote.
what I'm saying is review the history of what happened here. I think first of all people are less concerned about that then where we go moving forward. But let's look at the history of this. The fact of the matter is that this is essentially a tea party downgrade. The Tea Party brought us to the brink of a default, and by the way, you said before - well the president said this wouldn't --- if we had defaulted on our debt the consequences would have been dramatic and lasting. And so it was the right thing to do to avoid that default. It was the wrong thing to do to push the country to that point. And it's something that should never had happened. And that clearly is on the backs of those who were willing to see the country default, those very strident voices in the Tea Party. And by the way Bob, let me say one other thing - not one of the Republican presidential candidates stood out in opposition to that. Not one of them said let's compromise and be responsible about this.