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MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’
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Posted on 08/07/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’ Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 43 mins ago

The left-wing activist group MoveOn.org picked up the new liberal slogan bashing conservatives for Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating downgrade: “Tea Party downgrade.” President Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry both used the phrase on Sunday talk shows.

In a Sunday afternoon email to supporters, MoveOn.org accused tea partiers of being responsible for the first-ever credit downgrade in U.S. history. “This ‘tea party downgrade’ is a shameful blow to our nation’s honor and risks throwing us right back into recession,” Moveon.org wrote. “Worst of all? It was completely avoidable. But when given the choice between extremist posturing and responsible leadership, tea party Republicans chose wrong.” (RELATED: Axelrod: ‘This is essentially a tea party downgrade’)

MoveOn.org added that “now, amazingly, they’re trying to pin the blame on Democrats.”

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1 posted on 08/07/2011 1:13:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The marching orders have gone out for The Big Lie of the Day.

Expect this Big Lie to be repeated endlessly by most corrupt elements of the Regime Media at CNN, NBC, Washington Post, ad nauseum.

Incidentally, this was a huge defeat for the “Tea Party”: $900 billion in “cuts” really mean $7 trillion more in debt.


2 posted on 08/07/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh law! What will the Father of lies dream up next?


3 posted on 08/07/2011 1:14:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gonna backfire spectacularly. Mark my words.


4 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Sub-Driver

Democratic Congress spent us into a Debt Crisis and they are blaming the Tea Party.


5 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:14 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Sub-Driver

That might work on the true believers but I’m seeing a lot of my liberal relatives just shaking their heads at the democrats these days.


6 posted on 08/07/2011 1:15:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Sub-Driver

MODO is part and parcel of the Teat Party.


7 posted on 08/07/2011 1:17:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

Yahoo considers this a news story?


9 posted on 08/07/2011 1:17:55 PM PDT by comebacknewt ((on second thought, never mind, go away again Newt))
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s the debt, stupid!


10 posted on 08/07/2011 1:19:05 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: FormerACLUmember

The marching orders have gone out for The Big Lie of the Day.

Expect this Big Lie to be repeated endlessly by most corrupt elements of the Regime Media at CNN, NBC, Washington Post, ad nauseum.

Incidentally, this was a huge defeat for the “Tea Party”: $900 billion in “cuts” really mean $7 trillion more in debt.

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Right on all counts. /thread


11 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:26 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Their bullhockey's not working anymore.

They'll be the last to figure it out.

12 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moveon.org is populated by socialist/Marxist big government plantation zombies and other assorted idiots.

It’s the spending, stupid!!


13 posted on 08/07/2011 1:20:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sadly, some in the country are so unlearned or shall I say plain stupid, they will believe it


14 posted on 08/07/2011 1:22:06 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Gonna backfire spectacularly. Mark my words.

I agree although backfire may be a bit strong. But 'fail' wouldn't be. But even failing it will be believed by 35% of adults and 25% of Likely Voters.

15 posted on 08/07/2011 1:23:00 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: Jim Robinson

Moveon dot commies.


16 posted on 08/07/2011 1:23:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Sub-Driver

Bowel Movement drives nothing. It’s president downgrade.


17 posted on 08/07/2011 1:23:37 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL a blind squirrel wouldn’t believe the idiocy coming from the buffoons at moveon.org..their leader is a epic failure..HE is the one in charge..he knew months ago this would happen and did NOTHING to stop it..I am also convinced Obama is very pleased with himself that this happened because its his mission to bring America down


18 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sub-Driver

They can have all the catch pharses they want...they are still going to get an ass kicking come 2012!!!


19 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:36 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Sub-Driver

Moveon.org has “shifferbrains” syndrome!!!


20 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:51 PM PDT by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rules for Radicals #13

13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and 'frozen.'...

"...any target can always say, 'Why do you center on me when there are others to blame as well?' When your 'freeze the target,' you disregard these [rational but distracting] arguments.... Then, as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all the 'others' come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target...'

21 posted on 08/07/2011 1:25:57 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: SpaceBar

MoreOn dot commies.


22 posted on 08/07/2011 1:26:04 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. GOP RIP 1854-2011.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama and the Democrats spent the U.S. into near-bankruptcy then just added another 7 trillion in debt. TEA party activists in congress tried to thwart this but failed. Some just caved, full of oh-so reasonable excuses. Now, the left is attempting to blame the TEA party for the S&P downgrade? How absurd! Obviously, their meme will be that the downgrade came because the debt ceiling deal didn't include more taxes and even more spending. TEA party Representatives and Senators must fight back on this gigantic lie from the left. I doubt many Americans will buy it, anyway, but it's transparent that the left is attempting to kill two birds with one stone. Shift the blame for the S&P credit rating downgrade from Obama and the Democrats to the TEA party (conservatives) - and demonize the TEA party as 'dangerous', etc. Same old smear tactics but the Republicans can't sit back and assume everyone knows this is fallacious. This despicable lie MUST be challenged, hard and often.
23 posted on 08/07/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have a catch phrase of my own: MoveOver.com


24 posted on 08/07/2011 1:27:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: FormerACLUmember

We all know it is a lie, however...
1. If Boehner doesn’t combat it...
2. If our side on interviews with cameras in their faces don’t educate the masses at the 6th grade level with charts and so forth...
3. If our side has no outlet other than Rush, Freep, Levin, etc., then what they say becomes true

That’s the truth and our Tea Party lobbyists and so forth better be in contact with our side (House, Senate, etc.)...


25 posted on 08/07/2011 1:27:56 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

The PROPER RESPONSE to this should always be:

“Obama inherited a AAA+ Credit Rating, and DESTROYED IT!”


26 posted on 08/07/2011 1:28:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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We have 8 tea party patriots still on the floor keeping congress in session preventing Obama from making recess appointments as we speak..The article from the hill has been scrubbed, but I salute those 8


27 posted on 08/07/2011 1:29:21 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Norm Lenhart

A year ago the Tea Party had an 18% unfavorable rate.Now it’s over 40%.Why?The media!!! They will run this meme until the Tea Party favorables are in negative numbers.


28 posted on 08/07/2011 1:29:21 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!)
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To: Jim Scott

The TEA Party is significant, but it’s not all powerful, certainly not inside The Beltway. We need to elect a lot more of them to change things in a major way.


29 posted on 08/07/2011 1:29:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Sub-Driver

You will never convince some goofy people (I have several in my family). However, few are going to buy into the fact that the Tea Party members are the cause of the downgrade. If anything it vindicates their position.


30 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:04 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Sub-Driver
The Five Stages of Downgrade Grief for Liberals:

1. Denial — there is no debt problem. The world owes us a living, and we can borrow as much as we want for our entitlements.

2. Anger — find someone to blame. Our bonds wouldn't be downgraded, if it weren't for those nasty bond-rating agencies. And, hey, the Tea Party is handy; they must have done this.

3. Bargaining — or begging. Off to China we go, begging bowl in hand.

4. Depression — as in world depression.

5. Acceptance — we couldn't make everyone richer; but we could make everyone poorer. Success!!

31 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:16 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sub-Driver

This whole mess was started decades ago when people started believing the government could solve our problems.


32 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:18 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Amen


33 posted on 08/07/2011 1:30:56 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yep, nobody is going to buy it, not even moveon actually believes it. This is laughable, but it is all they got.


34 posted on 08/07/2011 1:31:17 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama Depression = “O-pression”


35 posted on 08/07/2011 1:32:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just before I saw this thread I was on the Atlanta Urinal & Constipation’s website and saw an article about “Tea Party downgrade.” The lie is moving fast.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/obama-adviser-blames-tea-1084038.html


36 posted on 08/07/2011 1:33:13 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: P.O.E.

That will work for a while, but they will need to do something positive on entitlements before the next election..or there will be another down grade.
The President is obliged to present another budget to congress..what will it be? More of the same?


37 posted on 08/07/2011 1:33:47 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: InterceptPoint

My rationale is that even libs are getting tweaked at the BS coming out of Washington and hell hath no fury like a lib scorned. In all things there comes a tipping point (except for Guam, certain Congressmen and the military ;)

More people were adopting the TEA attitude before the SHTF over the debt deal. This newest fiasco is going to financially hit libs already questioning things just as hard as we who have questioned it all along. The ‘big lies’ have come so regularly that there is no longer a “BIG” enough lie to tell.

Regular people headed toward the TEA Party will not turn back, only run there faster. They know this is BS. Now the libs are questioning it too? That means that even if the TEA Party doesn’t get a big lib membership boost, those libs aren’t going to just roll as easily and buy the DC BS. That hurts the establishment Libs immensely.

Wait a few days till the screaming dies down and the reality sets in. I think there will be a big shift in attitudes once the chaos of the shout shows gives way to reality.


38 posted on 08/07/2011 1:33:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

This is not going to end well if the left and the liberal GOP don’t stop denigrating the tea party people...first it was the uninformed mob, then it was the racist mob, now it is a bunch of terrorists....you know, be careful what you wish for because the uninformed racial band of terrorists is just not going to take it much longer.


39 posted on 08/07/2011 1:34:00 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get off your meek butts, Republicans.

Stand up to these liars.

For once.


40 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we are good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are trying to smear Tea Party for generations to come. Just like Joe McCarthy is remembered as a false commie accuser, but Venona papers prove he was right!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfq6URia1Zw


41 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:09 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Sub-Driver

Who issued the talking points memo on “the Tea Party downgrade” — the White House? It would seem so.

It’s positively, utterly stupid beyond belief. It shows UTTER DESPERATION. Indeed, it reinforces to everyone that this is the OBAMA DOWNGRADE.

The SorryAss/Obama/DU/Media Matters Moonbattery is in complete meltdown today. They know they have completely forfeited the 2012 and 2014 and 2016 and 2020 elections — losing in landslide elections as far as the eye can see.


42 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:28 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: xkaydet65

If that were actually true we would not have ousted 80 democrats last november plus all the local conservative advances. The November election showed that the Tea Party is not only popular it is VERY popular, maybe not in name but certainly in ideas. The media meme is not going to change that. They tried last year and failed miserably.


43 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:28 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

Referring to the Obama Downgrade as the “Tea Party Downgrade” shows just how ignorant the MorOn.org crowd really is. Sorry Skippy! It’s YOUR economy. Don’t try to blame your Keynesian failings on us!!!


44 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: All

this talking point will last just about as long as the others, a week or so.. Just long enough for Obama to use it a few times in another “major speech” early next week, after he gets in another round of golf and before his vacation to the vineyard.


45 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:45 PM PDT by newnhdad
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To: Sub-Driver
If that's the best they can do they are in big trouble.
46 posted on 08/07/2011 1:35:45 PM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Obama Depression = “O-pression”

I prefer O-hole

47 posted on 08/07/2011 1:36:49 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Norm Lenhart; Paperdoll

It really should be:

“Move on down”


48 posted on 08/07/2011 1:37:23 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Sub-Driver
"Better set another place at your table, Benedict. Looks like you're gonna be having company."


49 posted on 08/07/2011 1:38:21 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Sub-Driver

Meanwhile, MoveOn continues to mouth the P.T.Barnum slogan - as in “No one ever went broke UNDERestimating the intelligence of the American people.”

Are there REALLY people in the United States stupid enough to buy into the fantasy that the tea Party is responsible for Obama’s enormous debt?

Unfortunately, the answer is, “Yes.” Quite a number os them, in fact. Astounding, but there it is.

Thus, the Tea Party slogan.


50 posted on 08/07/2011 1:38:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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