Skip to comments.Reid defends remark likening Tea Party to modern-day anarchists
Posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:13 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Reid defends remark likening Tea Party to modern-day anarchists By Alexander Bolton - 05/02/13 05:17 AM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the Tea Party is the main reason why things are not getting done in Congress and views it as a party of modern-day anarchists.
Reid on Wednesday afternoon stood by comments he made on the Senate floor last week comparing Tea Party-affiliated Republicans to 19th century American anarchists.
I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches into the government, Reid said during an interview on the Rusty Humphries Show.
Its evident. We cant get things done. They dont want anything to happen in government, he continued. We pass laws. They fight funding the laws we pass. They dont want government to work. I want it to work.
We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists, Reid said. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.
Some Tea-Party lawmakers have acknowledged the influence of 19th-century thinkers.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor last month that he considers Henry David Thoreau more of a mentor than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Thoreau famously declared: That government is best which governs least.
Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which I also believe, That government is best which governs not at all; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have, Thoreau wrote in his landmark essay, Civil Disobedience.
Boehner and McConnell were reported to have both agreed.
Yer diapers are leaking....
And “things not getting done” in Congress is a bad thing?
Really, Harry really?
Coming from this idiot I take that as a compliment.
Also, I thought the Tea Party was dead.............weird.
How could this be, I thought the Tea Party was dead?
To the totalitarian leftist, that there ‘ol Constitution thningy sure looks like anarchy.
Suuuure it does.
Lock and load, boys and girls. They’s a-commen’.
Yeah, Harry, your average anarchist who doesn't believe in any form of government is going to run for a government office...why? Because of an overwhelming desire to hang out with dumbasses like you?!
I would say that he wouldn't know an anarchist if one kicked him in the ass, but anarchists don't believe in initiating force against anyone so that wouldn't happen.
Repeat the lie harry... and you ensure your spot in hell... on all fours... for eternity... with you face smashed up against ted kennedy’s herpes blistered arse.
FU harry reid!
The Tea Party and Christians are the ONLY reason the 0 administration haen’t taken away all your constitutional rights yet, douchebag. I cannot wait to see day Reid steps down because he is going to be shunned in his community
Does Harry understand that our Founders created a separation of powers to ensure that legislation couldn’t be rushed through based on a momentary whim. (ie gun control based on emotion).
I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form.
No Harry just Obama/your socialist/communist/homosexual-abortion-terrorist loving form of government.....
This little man-child Reid is showing why he is UNQUALIFIED for his position. He talks in ignorance out of his butt about AMERICAN CITIZENS, of whom he has done NO research and knows NOTHING about.
Tea Partiers are all about getting our country back to it’s founding principles as laid by our founders.
What’s wrong with Nevada for keeping this clown in office???
Harry, we live in a world that has liberals and those liberals need to be checked by men and women with guts and brains.
Who’s gonna do it?
The Tea Party has a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.
You weep for your legislation and curse the Tea Party; you have that luxury.
You have the luxury of not knowing what we know: that the death of your pathetic legislation, while tragic to you, probably saved lives and that our existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want the Tea Party to prevent your legislation you need us to prevent you from passing your legislation. We use words like honor, code, loyalty, integrity, patriotism, faith, courage, and commitment.
We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend the United States of America.
You use them as a punch line.
The Tea Party (made up of Patriot’s, Veteran’s, Christians, Men, and Women) has neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom we provide and have provided for you and all of your liberal cronies and then questions the manner in which we provide it.
We would rather you just said “thank you,” and went on your way.
Otherwise, I suggest that you quit picking the side of our enemies (foreign and domestic) and try defending our freedom. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think Harry.
`Channeling Col. Jessup from a few good men.
Call me an anarchist...
King Putt and his Merry Band of Marxists are no better.