Skip to comments.Sen. Harkin: "Cult Fringe" Holding Up Debt Ceiling Increase
Posted on 07/20/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT by MissesBush
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors" among other things during a Democratic press conference on Wednesday morning.
"The debate and fight is not between Democrats and Republicans. It's between some Republicans and their sort of cult fringe as I refer to them out there," Harkin said.
"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they're not willing to pay the bills," Harkin said.
(VIDEO OF THE RED DOLT AND HIS HATEFUL COMMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK)
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
You gotta love this. "We're willing to do anything--except cut Obamacare, except cut the stimulus, except cut green jobs, except agree to a balanced budget amendment, except agree to not hike taxes, except talk about reforming entitlements...other than that, we'll do anything!" What a joke. And the media let's this steaming pant load Harkin get away with this steaming pile of manure.
Yes, I take full credit ‘cult fringe’ to halt their debt ceiling increase.
I wear them as badge of honor.
The American Cult. That would be Americans who are not Communists.
Ol’ Dungheap continues to embarrass us here in Ioway...
“Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans “dead-beat debtors”
The fool cannot understand simple mathematics.
We need to have a math competency test for senators before we let them loose with our money.
It appears that many in government (including the pResident) would fail the test.
To understand just how irrational and destructive, this compulsion driven cult can be, see Greatest Mischief Ever Wrought.
I could go on, but Harkin isn't worth my time.
Is the same Harkin who shoved healthcare down our throats, quoting Marx, as a “right” or the same “Ethanol Tommy” who panders for more subsidies? Or the same traitor who met with Noreiga with John Kerry to further a Communist agenda?
That fringe Leftist kook?
Yo Tom, Obama's run up more debt in 2 years than Bush ran up in 6 years...and when Pelosi and Reid controlled the House and Senate for 2 years under Bush, did we suddenly have balanced budgets??? Obama's slated to double the debt run up by every president from Washington to W. Bush in just 2 1/2 more years and you have the gall to bring up Bush??? This guy is allowed to get away with this crap?? And someone needs to inform him that raising the debt limit has nothing to do with past spending but on the massive new spending Obama and the Dems want to do in the future. This man is either too ignorant or too dishonest to serve in elective office.
He's calling the American taxpayers a "cult."
Starve that beast. We can survive without Harkins money, but he can't survive without ours!
Harkin you are a Liar and an Idiot! Rats spent the money remember the 06 Midterms?
Get a clue, Senator. Quit spending our money, er, our grandchildren’s money, you Marxist idiot!
“Is the same Harkin who shoved healthcare down our throats, quoting Marx, as a right or the same Ethanol Tommy who panders for more subsidies? Or the same traitor who met with Noreiga with John Kerry to further a Communist agenda?”
Yes, and he is the same fool who thinks money grows on trees.
Harkin on the issues:
So, would someone please tell me what the democrat base is going to sacrifice? We right wing taxpayers have sacrificed for generations. Shouldn't it be their turn now? What are the parasites giving up?
Guess he missed the 2006 elections where the dims took over both houses of congress. So for 5 of the last 8 years the dims had control of the purse strings. He might want to look at what happened to the deficit under pelosi and reid.
LIARS! Obama has run up a debt that is more than ALL of the prior Prsidetns combined.You sir are a LIAR!
Great! Then pass the BBA and go home and enjoy the rest of the summer.
“Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans “dead-beat debtors”..”
Gee Tom, looks like you’re projecting again. You DEMS.s are the Dead-beats.
STOP spending our money!
“raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts “
Harkin is certifiably insane.
I’m glad he bashing the Tea Party though.
And here are examples of the 'solid patriotic American' base that votes for the likes of Harkin ....
Harkin, you are a shameless political hack. People of Iowa. Vote his marxist a** out of office asap.
Tom shouldn’t call his party leadership names like that.
No Republican will talk this way in public. Sissies.
The cult fringe that respects that peoples’ earnings are presumptively theirs and not Tom Harkin’s to buy votes.
Hey Harkin: Blow it out your backside.
They’re down to name calling. We’re facing opposition from a bunch of mutating lemmings, that refuse to follow the rest of us normal lemmings to safety. It’s this way. We’re all going this way, so it must be right. Forward!
Unfortunately, there's nothing "fringe" about socialists or communists in Europe....or America. They are mainstream and control governments on both continents.
Harkin is the epitome of a “cult fringe”
Anything? Really? Anything? How about cutting spending, Obamacare, tremendously overgrown bueracracy, entitlement reform etc...
FUTH! If it wasn’t for Republican “cultists”, NOBODY would be paying taxes. We sure can’t count on you commie ‘RATS to pay them. Ask Turbo Tax Timmy! He’ll tell ya!
Yes, we know, Harkin, so why don’t you stop holding things up!
He’s probably just getting too damned old. PRY those gnarled old fingers from their grip on the seat and send him off to the old folks home, just another crazy, ranting old man to be drugged and encouraged to die. (that’s why they never retire)
I love the Cult!
Looks to me like the Rats are holding things up. The House passed a bill. Get it through your Rat Senate.
If you can make a visit to his office, that probably carries more weight than an email, a dino letter, or even a phone call. Don’t get yourself arrested though. Unless you want to. You could go in there and denounce the commies with everything you’ve got... alert the media before you do it... get dragged out for the six o’clock news. Have a friend make a cell phone video for protection. You could be a hero!
Fun fact of the day: Every Dem senator voted against raising debt limit in 2006
Shared Sacrifice: Cutting ObamaCare Could Save $2 Trillion
Harkin will be signing copies of his Viet Nam autobiography, “Wings Over Hanoi,” which details how he went toe to toe with North Viet Migs and live to tell about it...
“Cult fringe?” Meaning commies like Harkin?
How in hell a Bolshevik like that gets himself elected from a state like Iowa is one of America’s great mysteries.
Let us see who is the lunatic fringe and who doesn’t pay the bills they run up ...
Harkin has been in Washington since 1969...
In 1969, Harkin moved to Washington, D.C., and began work as an aide to Democratic Congressman Neal Smith
junior Senator from Iowa since 1985...
He previously served in the United States House of Representatives (19751985).
Harkin came out in favor of the Fairness Doctrine during an interview with Bill Press. (February 11, 2009)
Harkin has been influential in increasing research into alternative medicine. He was instrumental in the creation of the U.S. Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992, which later became the NCCAM. His influence and results, however, have been criticized.
Harkin supported President Barack Obama’s health reform legislation; he voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in December 2009, and he voted for the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
He introduced the Americans with Disabilities Act into the Senate. Harkin delivered part of a speech in sign language so his deaf brother could understand
He has opposed most efforts to place legal restrictions on Roe v Wade, including voting against a ban on late term abortion.
As of 2003, Harkin received a 100 percent rating from NARAL, the pro-choice advocacy organization. He was very critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions.
allow long-time illegal immigrants to gain citizenship with some restrictions, and increase the number of guest workers over and above those already present in the U.S. through a new “blue card” visa program
claiming that he had flown combat missions over North Vietnam, Harkin clarified that he had been stationed in Japan and sometimes flew recently repaired aircraft on test missions over Vietnam
Along with California Senator Barbara Boxer, Harkin is one of only two Senate Democrats to come out in favor of Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold’s resolution to censure President George W. Bush.
His wife Ruth joined a Washington lobbying firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, in 1983
In 2002, Mrs. Harkin became a director of ConocoPhillips
Their daughter Amy appeared on the NBC daytime reality series Starting Over from 2003 to 2004
Politicians Use Tax $$ to Name Buildings After Themselves
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-IA: Harkin Grants: A grant program for local school remodeling in Iowa; Harkin Wellness Grants: A grant program for promoting healthy lifestyles in Iowa; Thomas R. Harkin Global Communications Center (CDC building)
I probably won't do that. But I will dig up this news story tonight and send out an email.
I know people that interact with both the Harkin and Grassley staffers. They speak of a very sharp contrast amongst the staffers and attitudes for each Senator's office.
Hey Tom.. just in case you hadn’t noticed, the “cult fringe” resides firmly and rather comfortably in your party. The GOP House passed CC&B last night, you old fool. You marxists GOT your precious tax when you instituted the mandate portion of Obamacare... after all, your party insisted it was a “tax”... or did you miss that one, too.
And finally, how about chiding your fellow dems about the inconsistence of voting against lifting the debt ceiling back in 2006... dems who include your One.
Probably the only “cult” in the history of mankind worth joining.
Iowa City gets $1.2 million for housing options
UI The Daily Iowan - Jun 29, 2011
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced Monday that Iowa City would receive approximately $1.2 million for affordable housing
Immigrants push ‘Dream’ of citizenship
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Jul 3, 2011
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a co-sponsor, said the measure would allow a way for “children who are in America not due to their own action but those of their parents to reach their potential.”
Dubuque airport awarded $4.8 million grant
Chicago Tribune - Jul 8, 2011
Sen. Tom Harkin says in a news release that Dubuque’s old terminal is inadequate and after years of waiting a new facility is becoming a reality
Harkin: Slashing Food Safety Not a Viable Solution
Roll Call - Tom Harkin - Jun 26, 2011
How Congress wisely spends our money or not
$1,791,000 by Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) for swine odor and manure management research in Ames
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