THIS WEEK: refer to the Democrat cock-block on fiscal sanity.
The Tea Party wanted to cut spending. The rating agencies say the reason they’ve downgraded U.S. sovereign debt is that the Federal Government (read: Congress) appears unwilling or unable to reduce projected deficits (i.e., cut spending, stop borrowing, refor entitlements). The Republicans looked like they might inject some fiscal discipline into matters. To combat this, the Democrats threw a cock-block.