Sorry for the text bomb, but I figure it's needed to combat the fail here.
Interestingly enough, S&P blamed the downgrade on politicians playing chicken with the debt limit increase. Now, which party was it that was doing that, again? *cough* GOP *cough*Obama economic results in 2011, .4% GDP and 1% GDP growth in 2011, 25+ million unemployed or under employed Americans in 2011, 4 trillion added to the debt in less than 3 years, and a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. Rising Misery index 7.83 to 12.67. First President in U.S. History to have our credit downgraded on his watch! 38-41% JAR and well over 50-55% disapproval ratings.