I heard this term used three times today. Once meant nothing, twice, maybe a coincidence, but three times, from three different speakers, begins to sound like a new “talking point”.
After Standard & Poor’s lowered our government’s credit rating Friday, the blame was pointed directly at Standard & Poor’s. When that didn’t seem to fly, the blame shifted to the Tea Party.
Oh, sure. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D. Ca.) called the Tea Party, not a grass roots movement, but AstroTurf. AstroTurf caused the downgrade? I must have missed the part in the Constitution giving AstroTurf the power to borrow and spend money.
Now that this concept doesn’t seem to be getting much traction, the new villain is…”the robber barons”.
When that won’t work, and it won’t, perhaps those in Washington will figure out what Pogo(c) did…”we have met the enemy, and he is us”.
Once that happens, we will get real “hope and change” in this country.
The problem, pure and simple, is Washington.