John Kerry: ‘This Is the Tea Party Downgrade’
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the former presidential candidate said the Tea Party was at fault after its members held up the negotiation process and refused to get on board with plans on the table.
“I believe this is without question the Tea Party downgrade,” Kerry said. “This is the Tea Party downgrade because a minority of people in the House of Representatives countered even the will of many Republicans in the United States Senate who were prepared to do a bigger deal, to do $4.7 trillion or $4 trillion, have a mix of reductions and reforms in social security, Medicare, Medicaid, but also recognize that we needed to do some revenue.”
Last week, Kerry blasted the Tea Party and said its members don’t “deserve” equal time or balance in the media because their ideas are not “legitimate.”
Still, the former Republican presidential candidate said “we could have reached an agreement a lot earlier,” but Tea Party members elected last fall had an obligation to follow through on their campaign promises.
Easy John, why the long face? That’s right, you look like a horse and an a$$ when you speak.
“Members of the House of Representatives had a mandate last November, it was jobs and the economy and it was spending,” he said. “For them to agree to tax and spending increases was obviously a repudiation of the mandate they felt they have from last November.”
The Tea Party is at fault because we didn’t get on board with the plans on the table????? What is this man smoking or snorting? As I remember only a few days past, WE were the only ones who had plans on the table to consider and it was them who weren’t getting on board with OUR plan, so I put the downgrade on the liberals shoulders for lack of negotiation with the ONLY plan on the table.
I also put the downgrade back on them for spending wildly over the last 2 1/2 years. Nothing they did worked. A bad solution that went astray from lack of knowledge. You can’t BUY your way out of “no more money” like Obama did. Everything he did was the wrong thing, spending more of our money like a drunk instead of spending wisely to put more back to work. What did it cost our Country when he saved a few hundred jobs at the cost of over $100,000 per job he saved? He could have given that as rebates to the entire country and not been as deep in the hole as he is, and he dug it himself, NOT George Bush. It‘s his own stupidity and how’s that for Hope & Change? Fools.