National Review: "The Obama administration and congressional Democrats are betting their political futures on the hope that the American electorate is ignorant and forgetful, and hence the memo has gone out to functionaries hither and yon, from David Axelrod to John Kerry: This is to be called the 'tea-party downgrade.' That this is said with straight faces bespeaks either an unshakable contempt for the mind of the American voter or an as-yet unplumbed capacity for Democratic self-delusion."
"For years, credit rating institutions have threatened to downgrade the United States’ financial rating if we didn’t fix our irresponsible spending. And now the Democrats and media blame the downgrade on the Tea Party? That’s like blaming firemen for fires!"