If the Republicans hope that blowing up the economy to make President Obama look bad in 2012 will work - then they still have a lot of work to do convincing the American people. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that 54% of American blame the bad economy on George W. Bush - whereas only 27% believe President Obama is to blame.
On top of that - more Americans trust President Obama to handle the economy than they do Congressional Republicans. And if we do indeed default on our debts - the poll showed that most American won’t blame the President - they’ll blame House Republicans like Speaker of the House John Boehner and Eric Cantor.
Hopefully, the adults in the Republican Party are thinking of returning to their Eisenhower and Dirksen rational roots - their right-wing-crazy plan isn’t working.