|1.||Tea Party Downgrade|
An event that occurs when a radical organization hijacks the mainstream discussion and refuses compromise even a compromise is in their own best interests
Also see: The fable of the scorpion and the frog.
Q) Didn't the US used to have an eternally flawless credit rating?
A) Yea, but that was before we got teabagged with a Tea Party Downgrade
Q) Didn't refusing to negotiate used to be super badass and cool?
A) Yea, but that was before teabaggers came along with a Tea Party Downgrade.