Rick Santelli Goes Off: “We’d Be BBB Without Tea Party!” (Video)

CNBC analyst Rick Santelli went off today. Santelli reacted to President Obama’s smear campaign against the tea party after the US credit rating was downgraded.

No wonder Kerry did so well in an election… We’d be BBB without the tea party!”

Via Rebel Pundit:

From the Video: Rick Santelli reacts to President Obama’s blame game when it comes to the downgrade of the United States of America’s credit rating. Santelli says that if it wasn’t for the tea party movement, America’s credit would have been downgraded to BBB.

He also responds to the argument that we have a revenue problem by comparing it to if his wife spending 30% more money then telling him to get 2 more jobs.
Hat Tip Ed

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  • mg4us

    Agree. .TEA Party only group acting responsibly. .the only “adults” in the room. .

    Cut Cap and Balance is their plan and it makes $ense – – Dollars and sence. .

    What part of Cut, Cap, and Balance does Obama not understand? (Reid, McConnell and Boehner too)

    Is Obama THAT stupid?. . . . a by-product of affirmative inaction. . . or just incompetent, Inept and Inexperienced?

    Enact these three things immediately and regain/restore our AAA rating:
    1) CCB,
    2) Repeal of Obamacare, along with Dodd Frank Financial reform Act and Fannie Mae plus
    3) Drill, Baby, Drill– NOW,

    Or have Obama resign . . . along with Harry Reid and Pelosi (Schumer and Barney Frank too) would have the same effect of restoring our AAA rating!

  • tommy mc donnell

    stop telling the truth! television and the truth parted company forty years ago. the only people in washington that wanted to cut spending were the tea party people. certainly not the democrats and neither did the RNC republicans.

  • bg


    “We’d be BBB without the tea party!”

    well that sure got the message across, and good for him!! :-)


    Lindsay Graham did an excellent job of putting all the raging
    anti-Tea Partiers in their place, including Axlerod and Dean..

    [Graham: Well you can’t be fourteen trillion dollars in debt unless both parties are working together to get you there. And the tea party is a result of what’s wrong in Washington. They didn’t create all this mess. It was an energy created by people seeing the country slipping away and wanting to do something about it. The tea party’s for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, so am I. I don’t have any faith that either party is going to change things until they are made to do so, we need a balanced budget amendment. The truth of the matter is if President Obama, if he was in the Southeastern Conference, he’d be fired as a coach. He would not have his contract renewed. Everything is worse. Unemployment is up by 18 percent. Gas prices are up by 93 percent. Everything, housing prices are down by 12 percent, he’s had a chance, we’re three years into this and he’s failing. It’s not the tea Party’s fault, what was hope and Change is despair and confusion. People are not creating jobs in this country because they think Howard Dean is going to raise their taxes. If you want to create job, don’t raise anybody’s taxes. Try to lower spending like the tea party and other people up here want. So the tea party is not the problem, Washington was broken before they got here. I hope they can help us fix it.]

    not to mention Wills also hit one out of the park (more @ link)..


  • DavidD

    “Rick Santelli is sexist and racist.” in 3-2-1….

  • Thetriguy

    “He also responds to the argument that we have a revenue problem by comparing it to if his wife spending 30% more money then telling him to get 2 more jobs.”

    Why people can’t see and understand this simple argument just astounds me! When Barry says it he means tax more of the people who are already paying taxes. Now, I really wouldn’t mind paying a percentage more in taxes if the money was actually going to pay down the debt. But we both know that won’t happen. Instead of paying off the credit card with that money he’d use it to go out and buy a new driver and a new bag to go with the set he already has sitting in the closet bought! Now that I think about it, he use the money to buy a set of clubs for his buddy Trumka.

  • mg4us

    How about we only increase taxes on newspapers, TV news and reporters, MSM, Hollywood and Anthletes. . .andpoliticians too. . .

    tax the hell out of them and the talking Sunday heads.

  • vagabond trader


  • Nelle

    The Tea Party came into existence AFTER the spending was out of control and it was high time our government started practicing some good old fashioned fiscal restraint. Now they’re being blamed for the downgrade to the credit rating that both political parties ruined. That dog won’t hunt.

  • http://realpoliticalcartoons.com/blog Jonapope

    Amen Mr. Santelli. I couldn’t say it any better

  • PhilipJames

    Another great post by the next President… Sarah Palin


  • bg


    Senator Rick Santelli:





    what’s even more reprehensible is the fact that when
    they do get back, we still won’t have any leaders.. :*(


  • vamoose

    Obama and the Dems arguments make no sense when put side by side.
    1) S&P was wrong. They are frauds.
    2) S&P downgraded the tea party.
    Which is it? 3) neither

  • bg


    via PhilipJames #5 link..

    [Many commonsense Americans like myself saw this day coming. In fact, in June 2010, Rick Santelli articulated the view of independent Tea Party patriots everywhere when he shouted on CNBC, “I want the government to stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! Stop spending! STOP SPENDING!” So, how shamelessly cynical and dishonest must one be to blame this inevitable downgrade on the very people who have been shouting all along “stop spending”? Blaming the Tea Party for our credit downgrade is akin to Nero blaming the Christians for burning Rome. Tea Party Americans weren’t the ones “fiddling” while our country’s fiscal house was going up in smoke. In fact, we commonsense fiscal conservatives were the ones grabbing for the extinguishers while politically correct politicians and their cronies buried their heads in what soon became this bonfire.]

    yes, indeed a great read, thank you..


  • bg


    re: #13

    uhg, having number problem today, oh
    well, at least it links to the right post..

    PhilipJames #5 = PhilipJames #10


  • Nancy

    Obama isn’t the genius that the MSM tries to portray him as, but he isn’t stupid, either. He has a chip on his shoulder about America, as Rush has said frequently. He hates America, Americans, the rich, the middle class, and everyone but his chosen victim groups. Community organizers understand how to cause chaos, and that is exactly what he is doing.

    It isn’t bumbling. It’s a well though-out plan to bring down America.

  • http://heresysubject.com Josh

    Santelli 2012

  • http://www.edmartinforcongress.com Tom63010

    Santelli for President! Is just as qualified if not more than the idiot in there now!

  • befuddled

    That’s perfect. My big caboose of a wife spends her day partying it up with Whoopie,Oprah,and Beyonce. She lavishes money on Billionaires and millionaires. She spends us into bankruptcy and has the nerve to turn around and tell me that I better get two more jobs to support her lifestyle.

  • thegoldman

    Rick Santelli is some one that a lot of people could get behind….

  • Spider

    I’m still a little amazed that Santelli can still speak the truth on the network he’s on.

    Gives me a little hope that sanity will win out in the end.