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Joe Biden ‘Likens’ Tea Party To Terrorists

From the Politico:

Sources: Joe Biden likens tea partiers to terrorists

By JONATHAN ALLEN & JOHN BRESNAHAN | 8/1/11

Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit, according to several sources in the room.

Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.

“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

Luckily we know that Mr. Biden and the rest of the Democrats don’t actually believe this. If they really thought the Tea Party were terrorists, they would have already surrendered to them. (And apologized to them. And given them money and arms.)

By the way, didn’t the British call our the original Tea Party – our founding fathers – terrorists?

Biden’s office initially declined to comment about what the vice president said inside the closed-door session, but after POLITICO published the remarks, spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said: “The word was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”

Biden later denied he used that term in an interview with CBS.

“I did not use the terrorism word,” Biden told CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley.

Earlier in the day, Biden told Senate Democrats that Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” in trying to negotiate deals

Biden told Democratic lawmakers that the deal would take away the tea party’s “weapon of mass destruction” — the threat of a default on U.S. debt obligations

Clearly, it is inconceivable that Mr. Biden would ever use the terrorism word. He simply doesn’t think in those kind of terms. Except for just about every other word.

As usual, Mr. Biden and the Democrats are projecting. After all, who is trying to get our nation to commit economic suicide here?

For the record, later in the day, later in the day, Congress celebrated the return of Gabrielle Giffords to the floor of the House. It sure was nice to see them toning down the rhetoric, in her honor.

And in his inimitable fashion, Mr. Biden added just the right touch by noting that Giffords is "now a member of the cracked head club" just like him.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Joe Biden ‘Likens’ Tea Party To Terrorists”

  1. Enthalpy

    Apologies to the bread company. Joe Biden has the IQ of a loaf of Wonder Bread.

  2. Petronius

    “Tea party terrorists” … “guns to their heads” … “weapons of mass destruction” … “holding hostage” … “angry violent tea party racists” … “boot-on-the-neck” … “kick ass” … “enemies” … “corporate jet owners.” My, my, my.

    Once upon a time in America this kind of loose talk, these tirades, these thinly veiled threats, were the province of the Loony Left. But today it is mainstream Liberalism. In fact, as we see here, it is embraced even by soft Liberalism.

    It is a window into the Liberal soul.

    Rule by Liberals has become rule by tyrants, thugs, criminals, traitors, madmen, and fools.

    They will cram-down things that the public does not want (gigantic stimulus spending, Obamacare, sub-prime mortgages, cap-&-tax, takeover of autos, Dodd-Frank, confiscations and redistributions, etc.), but always fail to act on the small, ordinary things the public does want (fiscal responsibility, a balanced budget, Constitutional government, a sound dollar, the Bush tax cuts, a strong military, incorruptible judges, etc.).

    Of course it never occurs to Liberals like “Lunch-bucket” Joe Biden that their own threats, their hate-filled rhetoric, their class warfare, their resentments grounded in race and ethnicity, and their double standards are the source of the divisiveness they seem to deplore.

    For Liberals themselves are the masters of vitriol, cram-downs, hate-speech, and the middle finger. Even now, nine months after the historic 2010 election, Democrats remain in control of most branches of government, and yet –– using the harshest terms imaginable –– blame everything on a small band of conscientious tea party Republicans.

    It is worth remembering that it is always Liberals who vociferously defend flag burning, obscenity and pornography, the Piss Christ, partial birth abortions, modern art, and all the rest of the Liberal monstrosities in this nightmare Liberal world that they are busily creating, while imposing strict taboos on conservative media, college campus speech, and all public discourse about the things that really matter.

    • proreason

      Projection, as usual.

      They have fully bought into terrorist tactics; Alinsky, Ayers, et al, and must therefore accuse their opponents of the same to deflect attention from themselves..

      Likewise, the Moron’s most fervently declared “aspirations”, transparency, civility, bi-partisanship, are, of course, the exact opposite of what they have tyrannically imposed on the country.

      But it is true that their motivations are as transparent as those of a 6-year old. Gee, maybe that’s a clue to their thinking.

  3. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

    And this is supposed to be an insult?

    This liberal mob is frothing at the mouth, of course. They have already identified us, and now they are trying to freeze us, personalize us, and polarize us.

    They have been pushing the negative image of us for months (years, really), and have galvanized perception by having Giffords appear on the floor yesterday to illustrate the point for all but the most dim-witted: The other side are the terrorists, and we have a victim in our folds to prove it.

    These sick malcontents will stop at nothing until nothing of beauty and purity is left standing. They will tear through everything we’ve built like a French mob on moldy bread. Let us all pray that this band of radicals in the Congress now keep their resolve and steel longer than the 104th did.

    • tranquil.night

      Absolutely Howard. The Left will literally use anybody or any circumstance – especially tragedy and crisis as we’ve come to know – to maximize their political advantage. Their greatest joy other than Ruling is sticking the middle finger to those they rule.

    • Papa Louie

      There must be a small group of terrorists at my bank. They refuse to approve my loan, which is making it impossible for me to spend any money.

  4. Reality Bytes

    The vice president should be checked for brain atrophy. He’s showing signs of dementia (Lord knows I have more than a little personal experience dealing with that).

  5. Barack Obama: Screw Easter but “Bless” Ramadan. What a wasted piece of you know what! Then again, we have seen this played out many times in 2-1/2 years since He has been in office. Nothing new here one would have to say.

    1. http://creepingsharia.wordpres.....ter-video/

    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiGg8D4hFLc

    3. The Obama administration is using our troops to further is Islamic ideology agenda and being a hypocrite while doing so:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErzxOz3Dzv8

    4. http://patriotupdate.com/stori.....ter-Gheit-

  6. Papa Louie

    If Republicans had “guns to their heads”, how come the Democrats got away with all the money?

  7. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
    Too bad the absence of actual money doesn’t stop them from spending money. They think like a school kid with his first checkbook. I can’t be out of money, I still have checks!

    I’m sure Biden didn’t use “the terrorism word”. I mean it’s not like Joe Biden has a history of being a blithering idiot whenever he gets in front of a camera. Although he does belong to, and apparently brags about, being a member of the cracked skull club. He is also a charter member of, but doesn’t openly brag about, the empty skull club. I think that’s where he and Obama first met.

  8. tranquil.night

    Here we go, the revisionist narrative is beginning, not hours after the bill is signed: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08.....1econ.html

    “Unemployment will be higher than it would have been otherwise,” Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive of the bond investment firm Pimco, said Sunday on ABC. “Growth will be lower than it would be otherwise. And inequality will be worse than it would be otherwise.”

    He added, “We have a very weak economy, so withdrawing more spending at this stage will make it even weaker.”

    Tea Party is responsible for double-dip because of non-existent 10-year cuts. As Rush said, only spending and taxing the rich is gonna save us.

    Plus they rattled the markets when they “took the debt ceiling hostage.” You know.. all 22 of those who wouldn’t vote for an increase in a House of 435 Representatives. Not to mention the fact that another wing of the caucus had passed their own debt ceiling increase plan, and, oh yeah, as a kicker – a bill was passed and the world didn’t fall apart. But what’re those small little details to your average Keynesian bobble-head.

    We weren’t the ones threatening to default the country. It wasn’t our choice. We control even less than one half than one third of Congress. Our own leadership didn’t even want to deal with us. They could’ve brokered whatever bipartisan deal they wanted from the beginning. For some reason, they must’ve not felt it was the best politics. Funny how that works.

    But there we go. The Tea Party is now the villain and the scapegoat. Hope we’re all ready for this. Now that we’ve rustled them a bit, they’re going to be out to destroy the brand at any cost.

  9. JohnMG

    I wouldn’t put too much stock in Joe’s utterances. I thought I heard him tell Gabrielle Giffords that he was a crack head. As if we needed a confession from him as proof.

  10. Natural Born Citizen

    Isn’t it ironic that progressives cannot bring themselves to call mass murders that kill because of ideology terrorists yet they freely smear the Tea Party who are non-violent as terrorists. We have been transported into a Bizarro universe where right is wrong and up is down.

  11. BigOil

    As a compassionate conservative, I will refrain from denigrating Mr. Plugs. I understand it is not nice to tease the mentally ill.

  12. golfmann

    I think more and more that he and Debbie-Whatshername- Schultz are related…


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