I am boiling mad! Rick Perry, who toyed with Texas seceding from the US, used a meeting in South Carolina, the first state to actually secede from the Union, to announce that he running for President of the United States. What I am mad is theses charges he made which should get President Obama off his duff and fighting mad:
Perry blamed President Obama for S&P’s recent downgrade of the United States’ AAA credit rating, and promised he would restore the country’s good standing.
“In reality, this is just the most recent downgrade,” said Perry. “The fact is for nearly three years, President Obama has been downgrading American jobs, downgrading our standing in the world, downgrading our financial stability, downgrading confidence and downgrading the hope of a better future for our children.” [Huffington Post]
Gov. Perry, you forgot to blame Obama for the incredibly hot summer and all of the “Stormy Weather!” This country could be well on its way to prosperity if Republicans would have worked with President Obama instead of working in direct contradiction of his agenda and his legitimacy. Minority Leader McConnell was your cheerleader with his refrain that the number one goal of the Republican Party was to make Obama a “one term President.” This refrain was echoed by Rep. Michele Bachmann. [Neither is known for any significant legislation but rhetoric!] Rick, Standard and Poor’s may have downgraded us but the investing community is forming a queue to buy Treasury bonds. So, President Obama continues to preserve “the full faith and confidence of the credit of the United States.” It is clear from the Standard and Poor’s own announcement that the Tea Party’s intransigence in governance is the direct cause for the downgrade by one of three rating agencies. Only with cooperation of Republicans and a willingness to compromise will the future of our children be a glorious one! God bless America and heaven help The Tea Party!
Today, these Republicans will engage in an exercise which will help them decide who will proceed in their nomination process. This will happen in a curious event called a “straw poll.” What is regrettable about what will happen today is that IOWA SHOULD VOTE FOR NONE OF THE CANDIDATES because they refuse to believe the clear and easy to understand statement of blame from Standard and Poor’s regarding why they lowered our bond rating:
“The political brinksmanship of recent months highlights what we see as America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable than what we previously believed. The statutory debt ceiling and the threat of default have become political bargaining chips in the debate over fiscal policy … [This] weakens the government’s ability to manage public finances …”
Republicans and their Tea Party are numbskulls! A fifth grader may not understand the statement, but lawyers and businessmen should! No, they intend to go on as before with their ideology risking further downgrades if we, as a government, don’t read the writing on the wall and accept COMPROMISE as a tool of governance and one to be respected. Today, we will see republicans in Iowa go through their political ritual WITHOUT knowing what they are really doing. LORD, HELP THEM. THEY ARE JUST R E P U B L I C A N S !