Earlier today S&P downgraded US debt from AAA to AA+. It’s on the front page of The Wall Street Journal’s home page, with a “live blog” section containing the following quote:
Washington weighs in, with Boehner blaming a Washington spending binge, and Pelosi focusing on transparency on the deficit special committee.
A few problems here:
- Notice how Boehner’s message is clear. It’s stupid and wrong, but it’s clear and easy for people to understand and exactly what you would expect him to say.
- What the fuck is the Pelosi statement supposed to mean? Do most people even know what the fuck the deficit special committee is, or why it might have a problem with transparency?
- Where the fuck is the White House? Why isn’t there a statement from Obama?
Why can’t the Democrats put together a coherent message on anything?