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Thanks to reader and blogger Voting Female for alerting me to the new hashtag #ObamaDownGradeExcuse.

Considering how much fun readers had with #BeforeBlackPresidents, there should be some good tweets and comments coming.

Here’s my contribution:


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LukeHandCool | August 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm


Debbie Wasserman Schultz: We’re really turning this Downgrade Around!

LukeHandCool (who read somewhere, “Obama got bin Laden just like Nixon reached the moon).

LukeHandCool | August 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm


3-D chess-playing President thinking 10 steps ahead admits Guantanamo Bay kept open to house S&P Tea Party terrorists head-faked into bear trap. Equities, economy, hope, all to resume upward trend after brilliant leading-indicator speech to follow. Tentative take-away line of speech: “Two unicorns in every shanty.”

LukeHandCool (who only tweets on L.I.)



#ObamaDownGradeExcuse They ignored my “secret plan” while I wasn’t getting any sleep

LukeHandCool | August 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm


Republican denial of extension of Blame Bush Benefits.

LukeHandCool | August 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm


Michelle late in implementing healthy slurpee ban for rating agency vending machines due to demanding travel schedule. Adds that, #Before black presidents, a mass sugar rush never led to downgrade.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 7, 2011 at 5:18 pm


The peas he told us to eat cost too damn much.

#ObamaDownGradeExcuse: Bo ate my secret plan.

#ObamaDownGradeExcuse: I redistributed the 3rd “A” to another country to be fair.

LukeHandCool | August 7, 2011 at 6:39 pm


Simple purchase-order mistake led to government buying millions of $7,000 shovels from notorious Pentagon vendor for not-so-shovel-ready-ha-ha shovel-ready stimulus projects. And Bush lied, Keynes died.

Dan Mitchell, via Instapundit, here.

It’s all (or at least mostly — 56.8%) Lyndon Johnson’s fault!

Aww, make a little love, people. Get down, get down get down get down Get down, tonite, baby

BO sez:

“Not my fault — Tim Geithner told me and Peter Barnes at Fox — that it would NEVER happen, so . . .

Gee, I hope I don’t have to throw Tim under the lead vehicle in my official, taxpayer-funded Midwest rolling bus tour for jobs!

I mean, I’d rather not have to publicly tell him, “Your fired!” when the message of the bus tour clearly is supposed to be that our Administration is busy “creating jobs” — not that the White House really “creates jobs” or anything . . .

Took to many mulligans against S&P CEO, no fair downgrading!

We need a preview button–s/b too, not to!

You mean AA+ doesn’t stand for awesome affirmative action?

But it doesn’t make sense. Aren’t AA batteries bigger than AAAs?

Downgrade, schmowngrade. Everybody loves an underdog, just you wait.

You know, I went in thinking I’d have to settle for a “C” for compromise, but then they offered me AA plus for absolutely anemic, so how could I refuse?

[…] the excuses that Obama might offer up (other than blaming the downgrade on the Tea Party) you can play along with Professor Jacobson. Tagged with: Camp David • downgrade • economy • […]

Cokie Roberts of NPR sez “The problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America …”

Seems this consarned divided government thingy suppresses our need for moving ahead, sez she!

Like, say, havin’ a good old fashioned government spending spree?

First Lady’s diet for the unwashed masses works: the US dropped from a size AAA to a size AA.