Lawmakers race against clock on debt limit | Reuters More Republican games while the country swings in the wind. If our credit rating is downgraded and interest rates go up, no one, but the Tea Party can be blamed. 2012 will see the end of the Bagger movement. COUNT ON IT! They weren't happy with Billions cut from social programs. They have pushed the country to the brink of disaster. They will all have to answer to voters in 2012.