The Gall: After the Party of “No” raises the Debt Ceiling issue (after Reagan, Bush, all other Presidents had raised it without protest)…GOP Candidates blame President Obama for the self-created economic disaster.
Cognitive Dissonance, anyone?
“It happened on your watch, Mr. President,” Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota representative and Tea Party caucus leader, said, drawing applause at an afternoon rally here. “You were AWOL. You were missing in action.”
…The political recriminations were swift over the decision by S.& P., one of the major credit rating agencies, to take the unprecedented step of downgrading the credit of the United States government…
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, who arrives in Iowa next week for a Republican presidential debate, said in a written statement that the credit rating decision “is a deeply troubling indicator of our country’s decline under President Obama.”