If Clyburn had another brain, it would be lonely.

Thomas Roberts, MSNBC anchor: “But globally your reaction, doesn’t this make us look weak?”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): “Yes, that’s what I’m saying. I think a lot has to do with what’s going on in Europe. As much as what’s going on in the United States of America. And I think that S&P has begun to play quite a bit in Europe. And because it makes them look better in the European markets when they are sort of chiding us here in the United States. It’s a good deal for them. But, you know, we’ll get through this. I don’t think this is as serious as it could be, if the other two rating agencies had downgraded.”

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