Skip to comments.Harkin: Tea Party 'every bit' as dangerous to nation as the Civil War
Posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Friday said that the Tea Party movement is just as dangerous for America as the Civil War.
A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run and what we should do cannot get their way in a normal discourse and votes, Harkin said. Since they cant get their way theyre going to create this confusion and discourse and hope the public is so mixed up in who to blame for this that perhaps theyll blame both sides.
That is the path they see for taking over the government. Its dangerous, very dangerous. Every bit as dangerous as the break up and the Civil War.
Harking made the comments as the Senate prepared to vote on continuing resolution that would fund the government past Sept 30. Democrats are moving to stip language from the bill that would defund President Obama's healthcare law.
Harkin said Republicans were throwing a temper tantrum and threatening to "take their marbles home" unless they get their way on ObamaCare, risking a government shutdown.....
Where did so much political human debris come from?
It is a curious choice of words...to come from someone who has spent his productive life in Washington DC. Folks have arrived to question him...the standard of ethic...the lack of character...the inability to control one’s budget...and the general behavior that you’d expect in a Banana Republic (words from our own President this week).
The central theme of the Tea Party is fairly well defined...where exactly does tax revenue come from...how will we control it...and at what point to we dismantle government services and admit they are beyond what we can afford or unnecessary for the nation itself.
You’d think that auditors have arrived at the candy factory, asking for the books, the secret recipe, and tasking the candy factor CEO to show his true financial situation.
I would point to Greece, and the inability of its government to admit problems twenty years ago, and the continual tirade over the past two years as they fell into the pit and demanded that Germany (the only country on the face of the Earth with cash and a will to help)...then acted frustrated every single day as Germany wanted a clean book, revamped priorities on national spending, and cuts across the board. Greece would readily call Germany a modern ‘tea-party’ and curse every single day over the fact that it had screwed up.
Look at cities in California facing judges and grinning as they admit they are bankrupt and want vast new deals be stamped official. Pensions out the door....no standard of conduct...no one going to jail.
Yes, it is a dangerous time...to act comical while your ship sinks ever so slowly.
It will free millions who have been held in unjust bondage. I kind of like that. Hopefully at a smaller cost though.
“...taking over the government. Its dangerous, very dangerous. Every bit as dangerous as the break up and the Civil War. ...”
maybe this what they want (?)
... and they should be.
A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run and what we should do...
Wow. Harkin has unwittingly described his own party perfectly.
That “milestone” has planted the SEEDS for a future revolt.
“ The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”
Wrong, donky breath.
The Tea Party is here now.
The Civil War is not here...yet.
But, thanks to Obamaholes like you, it’s not far away.
And after it’s successful conclusion, I volunteer to man the guillotine - and eagerly await your little puny liberal head.
A small group of willful men and women who have a certain ideology about how our country should run..”
Speak for yourself, Tom “Phony Vet” Harkin, plus Feinstein, Boxer, Durbin, & all the other willful men & women in your cabal.
Sounds like a perfect description of liberals. Projection?
Damm right! There will come a day of reckoning.
CW, Harkin’s fellow Iowa Senator Grassley just announced he will vote NO on cloture.
What was that again, Harkin? Is Grassley “dangerous”?
And what is wrong with people like that?
Hey, Tom, underline the part where it says "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."
MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON H.J. RES 59
We must oppose cloture on H. J. Res. 59, so that Harry Reid and Senate Democrats cannot sneak in funding for Obamacare. We need you to call your Senators right now: tell them to oppose cloture on H.J. Res 59 and remind them that a vote for cloture IS a for funding Obamacare.
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Now that we have your attention, you sorry US Senators, keep in mind that we will replace you with those who will gladly correct your errors - - - .
So, scrub and clean by 2014 !
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The funny thing is, neither during the Civil War nor Now did those opposing the Fedgov want to “take it over”.
They/we just want it to leave us alone.
Not to mention gaining an inordinate amount of private wealth through insider training, and other perqs not available to the average citizen.
Not to mention his support of the VT nut case the night he performed the scream.
“Harkin said Republicans were throwing a temper tantrum and threatening to “take their marbles home” unless they get their way”
You mean like Democrats always do? LOL!!!
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