That's what lib Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland is out doing (Fox News).
The head of the Democratic Governors Association accused GOP debt negotiators in Washington of trying to undermine the economy so President Barack Obama will lose his re-election bid next year.
...At this weekend's meeting of the National Governors Association, O'Malley has said Republican governors should urge GOP lawmakers to make a deal with Obama to increase the government's borrowing limit before the Aug. 2 deadline when U.S. faces a financial default.
The Republicans seem to be led by uncompromising hard-liners, he said, singling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., for criticism.
"I think that there is an extreme wing within their party who have as their primary goal not the jobs recovery, but the defeat of President Obama in 2012," O'Malley said in an interview. "They know that their formulations, their policies of less revenues and less regulation badly failed our country and plunged us into this recession. So their only way of evening the playing field is to keep the president from being successful in the jobs recovery."
He contended that key Republican members of Congress, "through their intransigence, cleverly set up a situation for America's economy to fail, either by needlessly driving us to default, or needlessly driving us into massive public sector layoffs."
"I think that they are disgracefully cynical," said O'Malley, who has a prominent profile as head of the Democratic governors' group.
Set up a situation for the economy to fail? Hey you jerkoff O'Malley, if anyone set up this economy to fail, it was Obama and his lieutenants--Reid and Pelosi--who went on a spending binge like a drunk on Saturday night, passing irresponsible socialist schemes while our economy was tanking. None of it worked. Now the adults (Republicans) are trying to clean up this mess.
O'Malley is no stranger to using the worst fearmongering tactics for political gain. In 2005, when he was mayor of Baltimore, he compared budget cuts proposed by President George W. Bush to the 9/11 attacks.
Talk about "disgraceful."
But as long as O'Malley wants to point the fingers at Republicans, let's look at the "not so" Free State of Maryland's economy.
Number 44 in states for the worst taxes in 2011.
The fifth worst state to retire.
The seventh worst state to do business.
Baltimore, where O'Malley was once mayor, is fifth in the murder rate and eighth in violent crime.
Compare that to the Commonwealth of Virginia, where a Republican governor has turned the state around and made it one of the best economies in the nation. We even have a surplus.
So, with a record like that Marty, it seems liberals are the ones who tear up economies and blame those who try to clean up their messes.