1. "The Republican candidates are caving to the TEA PARTY" (as if they're succumbing to cholera)
2. "The Republicans caused the Standards and Poor rating loss because they held up the talks."
Really? So, the Republicans should have given in on things they really didn't believe in just to hurry along what they felt were really bad compromises for this country?
Do you see the spin?....as if what they say is the truth because they said it, spun it? They know the public hears them as the media has repeated the claims ad nauseum; just sayin'...........
An interesting fact is that, in Australia, Peter Costello (of the Liberal Party, not to be mistaken with the actually liberal LABOR PARTY), under Conservative (Liberal Party) PM John Howard, did the really hard work and turned their country around after having been downgraded by S&P. It took 17 years of swimming upstream to get their rating back, going against the leftwing media (according to him) and some Australians asking "what's the big deal about the ratings?" !
They have finally achieved a surplus, and now are doing very well. Wouldn't it be good to hear a conversation on television, with both sides of our political aisle, about how Australia handled their situation? Costello is considering running for Prime Minister in a few years. Maybe we can get him here? :-)