Kerry faults Tea Party in US credit rating drop
WASHINGTON – Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts called Friday’s lowering of the US credit rating a “Tea Party downgrade’’ as finger-pointing continued about the decision from a top credit rating agency.
“This is the Tea Party downgrade because a minority of people in the House of Representatives countered even the will of many Republicans in the United States Senate who were prepared to do a bigger deal,’’ Kerry said yesterday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.’’
Later on, the Globe piece says this:
Obama political adviser David Axelrod also blamed the downgrade of the credit rating on Tea Party Republicans, whom he said were unwilling to compromise on reducing the debt.
Axelrod said on CBS’s “Face the Nation’’ yesterday that the decision by Standard & Poor’s was strongly influenced by weeks of standoff between Democrats and Republicans concerning the debt.
Not to get technical about it, but Axelrod actually used the phrase “Tea Party downgrade” on Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” which airs an hour and a half before “Meet the Press.”
So maybe Kerry isn’t the chicken or the egg. Maybe he’s just Obama’s Secretary of Sock Puppet.