Skip to comments.In Senate speech decrying government shutdown, Sen. Ed Markey blames Tea Party Republicans
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:08:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
With just hours until a deadline kicking off a shutdown of non-essential government services, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., delivered a speech on the Senate floor blaming Tea Party Republicans for the stalemate over spending.
"I think Tea Party Republicans saw Breaking Bads dramatic depiction of reckless behavior last night and thought they could put on a better finale. They could create more drama. They could cook up even more toxic ideas. They could break this government in every bad way possible," Markey said in the Senate Monday. These Tea Party antics are the stuff of fairy tales. The way the GOP is writing this story, at the stroke of midnight, as we turn the calendar to October, our government, and potentially our economic recovery, turns into a pumpkin. But its the Tea Party GOP who are in Fantasyland, thinking we will actually allow them to cut off Obamacare, shut down the government, and melt down our economy."
The Senate on Monday struck down a Tea Party bill to avert the government shutdown by delaying the implementation of the president's health care overhaul, otherwise known as Obamacare. Some provisions of the Affordable Care Act go into effect Tuesday regardless of whether Congress strikes a last-minute deal or not.
In his speech, Markey chastised the Tea Party for the congressional gridlock that led to the self-imposed sequester when lawmakers failed to pass a budget earlier this year. He also said that the sequester and now the looming shutdown are fabricated crises, with a potential sequel around the corner.
"This bill is a preview of coming attractions: Two weeks from now, well be careening to the next crisis, this time over whether America will pay its debts. If we do not raise the debt ceiling, we wont be able to pay our bills starting October 17th," he said. "Whats the harm of defaulting on our debts? Our nations stock and bond markets could go into a free fall. That will damage the full faith and credit of our country, the bedrock of the entire American economy."
I will proudly take the credit and am working to shut more of it down at the debt ceiling!
Call your congress people!
These turds are insulting millions of ordinary Americans every time they make some outrageous slur about the tea party. Sometimes I wonder if they even realize how small that makes them look.
Where the hell are the Republican's delivering speeches on the Senate floor blaming left wing, radical Democrats for the stalemate over spending? The incendiary rhetoric that Reid and the other fascists are using is downright insulting and these spineless assholes are just letting it sit out there without any rebuttal.
Where the hell are the Republican’s delivering speeches on the Senate floor blaming left wing, radical Democrats for the stalemate over spending? The incendiary rhetoric that Reid and the other fascists are using is downright insulting and these spineless assholes are just letting it sit out there without any rebuttal.
Not sure where the others are , but I am reasonably confident that my Senior Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, is hiding under his office desk, as per usual.
“Sometimes I wonder if they even realize how small that makes them look.”
Oh, they’ll just say that size doesn’t matter...
Of course it is not the fault of El-presidente who stated ‘...I will not negotiate...” Nor is it the fault of Harry Greed who “...will not negotiate...” It is obviously the fault of the people who want to defund a very unpopular law but are willing to give in to just a year delay for the things that have not already been delayed. Or even to just not allow congress to exempt themselves....
We need TV and radio ads to counter minitrue. We CAN use their own words against them. However we can’t count on the Republican Party to have the balls to do so. This will have to be a Tea Party effort. I don’t have much disposable income at the moment but I’d put in some cash to this effort.
I'm right there with you.
BLAME IT ON ME !
I CAN TAKE IT.
You betcha! TEA Party rulz!!!
The RATs are out for blood, they will say anything ... They have a viseral hate for conservatives... and the MSM is no friend to conservatives ...
It is difficult getting credit for trying to save the nation.
Attacks only make the makers more determined to take out the takers.
A raging moronic Commie spouting bullshiiite, what’s new?
He knows that is not true, and someone (Cruz? Paul?) needs to call him on it.
In the past week your “Senior” Senator became “that other guy” that works with America’s Senator Ted Cruz.
my question too!! Where are the Republican Senators?
This is about 0bamacare!
I’m glad to see the TEA party getting the notoriety they deserve. More power to the people.
In the past week your Senior Senator became that other guy that works with Americas Senator Ted Cruz.
Damn, that is funny! Got a good laugh out of it. How true. Thank you!