YUP! This is an amazing article. It shows Obama was directly responsible for the credit rating downgrade. Now, of course, this IS the Washington Post, so they weave in all sorts of 'noble Obama motives', none of which they could possibly know.... BUT.... the facts speak louder than the spin.
I tried snagging the text by printing to a PDF but it didn’t all come through. I don’t have an WaPo account but maybe someone who does could make sure a copy is kept somewhere.
Seems to me that either:
A) Obama lied and changed his mind later, killing the deal
B) This was a set-up from the get-go, and their entire goal was to lull the R’s into thinking they had a deal so in the end they could be left holding the empty bag.
Either way, if any of this is true it says Boehner/Cantor were more than willing to accept a tax increase as part of the deal, and that is just the kind of crap we don’t need.
But if the downgrade can truly be pinned on Obama, that won’t matter as this could be a game-changer.
Carney is a very talented spin artist, especially compared to Gibbs. I hate the guy's guts, but I respect his ability immensely.