David Axelrod, former campaign adviser to President Obama appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” this morning in a sometimes testy interview with Bob Schieffer on the subject of the debt ceiling debate and the lowering of the United States’ credit rating. Axelrod calls the tea party’s intransigence on ideological issues “a prescription for failure” and maintains that the far right’s “brinkmanship” is what’s to blame for the nation’s downgraded creditworthiness.

His comments echoed John Kerry’s remarks on NBC this morning referring to S&P’s change in the U.S. credit rating as the “Tea Party Downgrade”.

Watch the video, from CBS, below: