Americans are not very smart these days but I believe they are starting to come around. T Party leveraged the fact that the news was before the debt deal that the credit rating would be downgraded by Stand and Poors. No problem with that as that is politics. But anyone, including members of the T Party, that believes that has any credibility whatsoever is ignorant. Folks, Standard and Poors are the same clowns that gave AAA ratings to all of those bundled mortgages that were toxic loans from the start and they also gave an A rating to Lehman Brothers, the company that filed the largest bankruptcy in American history. Yes, most Americans do no research whatsoever and will jump on any bandwagon with a seat be it socialist, liberal, far right, religous right or T Party ideologue gone whacky. However, my bet is that this will be good for the T Party long term. I fully support their core beliefs. If anything, this will awaken their base and continue to weed out the kooks in their midst which EVERY political entity, namely Democrat and Republican, always have.