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Kerry, McCain say bipartisan work needed post-S&P downgrade, differ on who to blame
The Washington Post ^ | 2011-08-07 | AP

Posted on 08/07/2011 8:52:26 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators and former presidential candidates say Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating speaks to the need for more bipartisan compromise — but they also say the blame lay with the other party.

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1 posted on 08/07/2011 8:52:32 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Both are full of Sh*t


2 posted on 08/07/2011 8:54:28 AM PDT by mongo141
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To: rabscuttle385

Two liberal losers speak. Enough said.


3 posted on 08/07/2011 8:54:30 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: rabscuttle385

What would these two clowns do if it wasn’t for Sunday morning talk shows?


4 posted on 08/07/2011 8:55:22 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Sauron/Saruman 2012; it couldn't be any worse..)
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To: rabscuttle385
Dear Senators

YOU ARE TO BLAME. Here is what S&P said

The big lie in the Establishment media is that this was caused by “Tea Party holding the Debt Ceiling bill hostage”. That is a total lie that all Conservative/Libertarians need to be nuking right now.

S&P said no such thing. What S&P said is

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60803.html

One day after lowering the nation’s platinum triple-A credit rating, Standard & Poor’s analysts warned Saturday that the U.S. government could face a second downgrade if the economy continues to struggle and the government fails to make the cuts outlined in the debt ceiling agreement.

5 posted on 08/07/2011 8:56:20 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: rabscuttle385
Lets stop the BS. The communists King Obama and his empire has destroyed our economy. It has nothing to do with Bush or the Tea Party. Democrats resemble communists.
6 posted on 08/07/2011 8:56:53 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: JoanneSD
Two senators and failed presidential candidates , who cares what they say,
7 posted on 08/07/2011 8:57:00 AM PDT by JoanneSD (TEA PARTY VERSES TEE TIME)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m sure they both have equal contempt and disdain for those littel people- the damned pesky hobbits.


8 posted on 08/07/2011 8:57:18 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA rated)
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To: rabscuttle385

Right now, the blame totally is with the Democrat Party and the do nothing budget they refuse to write and exhibit to all Americans. Their only plan is to upgrade and tax more, then spend the results for more votes. This is not a way out of anything. We will be down graded farther if this happens.


9 posted on 08/07/2011 8:57:39 AM PDT by cousair
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To: rabscuttle385

“Bipartisanship” is the first refuge of a scoundrel....


10 posted on 08/07/2011 8:57:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (Let's play the Blame Game!)
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To: rabscuttle385

2 men who have been in Washington WAYYYYY too long look to place the blame elsewhere....what a shocker.


11 posted on 08/07/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: rabscuttle385

Kerry, McCain
Hand, meet glove.


12 posted on 08/07/2011 8:59:49 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Going down! (Gunwalker Ping List))
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To: rabscuttle385

when do the S&P “hearings” begin?


13 posted on 08/07/2011 8:59:58 AM PDT by _a_0_0_
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To: rabscuttle385

14 posted on 08/07/2011 9:01:08 AM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: mongo141

To continue your metaphor,(”both are full of S*it”) I was going to say that the two Johns should meet each other in another john to do their “bipartisan” work.
Here comes John McCain again as the Left’s best friend.
Here comes John McCain again to flush away any significance
in being a member of “the opposition party”.


15 posted on 08/07/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (No need for a tagline, but here it is anyway..........)
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To: rabscuttle385

Bipartisanship is what got us here, IMO


16 posted on 08/07/2011 9:01:27 AM PDT by SquarePants
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To: rabscuttle385

Figures. The two biggest jaska$$es in the senate get together to figure out how to “save” us. It’s the spending IDIOTS.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 9:02:10 AM PDT by anoldafvet (18 months until we're rid of "The Boy Blunder".)
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To: rabscuttle385

“bipartisan work” got us in the mess we’re in.


18 posted on 08/07/2011 9:02:28 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Fake hero teams up with real patriot who forgot what he was standing for...


19 posted on 08/07/2011 9:03:06 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m hoping that the same people come out with a John F’in Kerry (D. Viet) ruling class card soon.....


20 posted on 08/07/2011 9:04:19 AM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: rabscuttle385

They are part of the problem.


21 posted on 08/07/2011 9:04:29 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: rabscuttle385
If those two advocate it than you know its a bad idea...


22 posted on 08/07/2011 9:04:33 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: rabscuttle385
As a slopey-foreheaded resident of Flyover Country, I need you to dumb this down for me, Washington Post.

Explain to me again what the difference is between The Republican Party and The DemocRAT Party?

Try to use monosyb....monosylaba.....monosbly......short words.

23 posted on 08/07/2011 9:05:05 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rabscuttle385

And this is from the John Kerry that just said tea partiers’ opinions, views, and statements shouldn’t be reported in the media.


24 posted on 08/07/2011 9:06:36 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: rabscuttle385

Take your bipartisan work and shove it straight up your asses, you traitorous bastards!


25 posted on 08/07/2011 9:08:33 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: rabscuttle385

Asking two clueless people who helped cause the problem how to solve the problem could be useful if we realize that whatever they suggest, we should do exactly the opposite.


26 posted on 08/07/2011 9:08:53 AM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: rabscuttle385

Kerry has been virtually silent for months! Why bother to speak up now? Looking to get on the gang of 6??
Other than serving in Vietnam...what has he done????


27 posted on 08/07/2011 9:09:08 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: rabscuttle385

Kerry, President Downgrade, Reid, Pelosi, and such, represent their Vision for the leading edge of the Democratic Party Movement - the TEAT Party.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 9:09:42 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: rabscuttle385

Next up: The Kerry-McCain Tax & Spend Act.


29 posted on 08/07/2011 9:14:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Kerry and McStain. Both unfit for command.


30 posted on 08/07/2011 9:18:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385

McCain is moving back into RINO mode. He already won reelection by pretending to be a conservative. It’s sad that AZ conservative voters fell for it.

McCain also temporarily acted like a conservative since many people see the failed presidential candidate as a party leader, until a new candidate is nominated. So Republicans convinced him that as a reward for the nomination he should stop stabbing the party in the back for a few years.

Also McCain is a sore loser, so after the election he was more angry against Obama than the Republican Party.


31 posted on 08/07/2011 9:21:46 AM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: rabscuttle385
I call bull!!

From Para-Ord.45, yesterday comes this quote, which needs to be stated often!

-S&P exec John Chambers,

“But $4 trillion would be a good down payment. We thought that..if policy makers could deliver the goods on that, then that would be a strong sign on our political scores and eventually on our projections on the fiscal side.”

S&P has already said it may slash the Triple-A rating if a debt ceiling deal is not accompanied by what it deems is a credible plan to cut the $14.3 trillion federal [debt] by $4 trillion.

S&P’s Chambers is saying the ratings agency wants to see at least a $4 trillion deal, one that would come with bipartisan support.

There was only ever one plan that did what S&P said was required — $4 trillion in cuts with bipartisan support. That’d be Cut, Cap, and Balance — a plan that cut $4 trillion and got bipartisan support in the House of Representatives.

As Democrats tonight, and some Republicans, lash out and blame the Tea Party for causing the United States to lose its credit rating, it is worth pointing out that only the Tea Party offered up a plan to avoid what happened.-

2 posted on Sunday, August 07, 2011 12:15:58 PM by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2759975/posts?page=2#2

32 posted on 08/07/2011 9:26:16 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: MNJohnnie

Sorry, should have pinged you to your own post...which I reposted.


33 posted on 08/07/2011 9:27:41 AM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ideally, we could get McInsane and "Red" John to fight a duel over this.

No matter how it turned out, the American people would win.

34 posted on 08/07/2011 9:31:30 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Kerry, McCain say bipartisan work needed post-S&P downgrade, differ on who to blame

Most of what these two, old, senile dinosaurs say is completely irrelevant, if not downright stupid. A RINO and a PINKO...both yesteryear's news. Go home to your rocking chairs, boys...nobody with any savy gives a crap about what either one of you has to say.

35 posted on 08/07/2011 9:35:24 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: rabscuttle385

Both major leage @$$ holes.


36 posted on 08/07/2011 9:36:18 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: mongo141
Indeed. Kerry and McCain need to make a bipartisan agreement to STFU. They are the people who got us into this mess.
37 posted on 08/07/2011 9:37:59 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

Tweedledee (McCain) and Tweedledum (Dean)

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
went down to Washington DC
they take from all a goodly sum
to fill the pockets of Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Tweedledum and Tweedledee
make fun of the Tea Party
but soon the reckoning will come
the downfall of Tweedledee and Tweedledum


38 posted on 08/07/2011 9:41:23 AM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: 4everontheRight
Kerry has been virtually silent for months! Why bother to speak up now? Looking to get on the gang of 6?? Other than serving in Vietnam...what has he done????

Getting fire hydrants moved from in front of his house.

39 posted on 08/07/2011 9:45:19 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: rabscuttle385
Those two are the posters boys for this suck government.

TERM LIMITS...throw em all out.

40 posted on 08/07/2011 9:48:27 AM PDT by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made out of liberals...)
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To: rabscuttle385
SOCIALISM is to blame. Watch this Judge Judy Youtube to see a prime example.
41 posted on 08/07/2011 9:49:16 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: rabscuttle385

TwoViet Nam Veterans.

One brainwashed in a POW camp and the other served 3 months before our own troops warned him to go home.

“[T]he fabled and distinguished chief of naval operations,Admiral Elmo Zumwalt,told me —30 years ago when he was still CNO [chief naval officer in Vietnam] that during his own command of U.S. naval forces in Vietnam,just prior to his anointment as CNO, young Kerry had created great problems for him and the other top brass,by killing so many non-combatant civilians and going after other non-military targets. “We had virtually to straitjacket him to keep him under control”, the admiral said. “Bud” Zumwalt got it right when he assessed Kerry as having large ambitions —but promised that his career in Vietnam would haunt him if he were ever on the national stage.”
http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn07292004.html


42 posted on 08/07/2011 9:49:26 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: rabscuttle385

Go away McCain.

Less McCain. More tea please.


43 posted on 08/07/2011 9:51:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: mardi59

“Tweedledum and Tweedledee
make fun of the Tea Party
but soon the reckoning will come
the downfall of Tweedledee and Tweedledum”

It’s really Tweedledum and Tweedledumber.


44 posted on 08/07/2011 10:00:07 AM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: rabscuttle385

Both of you imbeciles are to blame: your attitude that the federal government is the be-all and end-all, and your buying of votes, has gotten us to this juncture.

If there is a massive collapse of the US economy, it will be worth it all, if the collapse forces this nation and its peoples to its founding principles.


45 posted on 08/07/2011 10:07:46 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Two senators and former presidential candidates abuse the privlege of ignorance.
Replacements due at election time.


46 posted on 08/07/2011 10:20:55 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: mongo141
Absolutely! There can be NO negotiations with Kerry. To negotiate with him and Dems like him--i.e. Shumer, Pelosi, Reid, Franks, etc., is to capitulate and give them everything they want. Otherwise, you are "holding America hostage", when in reality, they are the hostage takers.

The Dems own this crisis, with some help from Bush's aversion to using the bully pulpit in an agressive manner. The Dems had Congress the last two years of Bush'd admin; they and Clinton before them, owned the collapse of the mortgage junk bond empire. The Dems have been out of comliance with the law of the land for more than 2 years concerning a budget.

They do not even seem concerned about the downgrade because they are what Senator Grassly called DC--an island surrounded by reality. To that definition, I would add that they have insulated that island so that the sea of reality surrounding them doesn't even get close enough to lap upon the shore.

vaudine

47 posted on 08/07/2011 10:37:33 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Small Businesswoman’s Epic Rant Against Obama’s Disastrous Economic Policies

http://antimullah.com/


48 posted on 08/07/2011 10:39:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: oldbrowser
“Asking two clueless people who helped cause the problem how to solve the problem could be useful if we realize that whatever they suggest, we should do exactly the opposite.”

I am convinced that McC is in the mid stages of dementia. He denies proven facts. He reminds me of two other AZ Senators, Hayden and Goldwater. Both of them overstayed their brains also. I suspect the female family members have turned him, just as the new Mrs. Goldwater destroyed a good conservative in Barry.

49 posted on 08/07/2011 10:56:04 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: rabscuttle385

The democrat talking heads are using the same talking point, that this is “a Tea Party downgrade”. It is obvious that theirs is a coordinated response. Kerry said it, Rachel Maddow said it. Why aren’t the republicans calling this what is is, an Obama downgrade. We always seem to have a crap shoot, uncoordinated response. Although I can’t stand him, Lindsey Graham made Howard Dean look stupid. Not a particularly difficult challenge but at least it wasn’t a swing and miss like McCain.

Another question..Why are McLame and Lindsey our teams spokesmen? Are they the only ones asked or are guys like Ryan and Rubio not available?


50 posted on 08/07/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by ClovisBob
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