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Sen. Carl Levin attacks the Tea Party: 'We weren’t shut down on 9/11'
michiganradio.org ^ | October 01, 2013 | Steve Carmody

Posted on 10/01/2013 8:45:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Democratic Senator Carl Levin says House Republican leaders bowing to the Tea Party is the reason for the federal government shutdown.

Levin accuses the Tea Party of doing what the 9/11 terrorists could not: shut down the federal government.

“We weren’t shutdown on 9/11. We kept going. There was a physical attack on us,” Levin told reporters on a conference call today, “Now you got people who are doing an economic attack on us, saying they will not allow this government to function unless they get their way on a particular issue.”

Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act is behind the standoff between House Republicans and Senate Democrats and the President in the budget stalemate.

Levin says he feels passionate about many issues, including gun control, but Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator says he would not shut down the government just because he’s not getting his way.

Levin adds the cost of restarting the federal government, depending on how long the shutdown lasts, could be in the billions of dollars.


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1 posted on 10/01/2013 8:45:59 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That Fossil is still ALIVE???!!


2 posted on 10/01/2013 8:47:34 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Gov wasn’t but the economy sure as hell was.

We were on lock down for two weeks.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 8:47:48 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obamacare is “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.”

Obamacare has nothing to do with care, health or medical treatment.

Obamacare has everything to do with a mandatory insurance that everyone must buy at the point of the Federal gun.

Obamacare Medical Insurance premiums are under the control of the IRS.

These insurance premiums can be raised every year by the IRS with no involvement by Congress.

Thus, all the present and future Democrat rulers have to do is tell the IRS how much taxpayer dollars need to be forcefully extracted from the taxpayers, and the IRS will extract the money for them.

Hence, Obamacare Insurance is “ taxation without representation” that Traitor John Roberts of THE NINE SUPREMES has ruled it to be above the control of the US Congress, and it will stay until Obamacare is ABOLISHED!


4 posted on 10/01/2013 8:47:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The attack on our country then wasn’t as serious, Carl.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 8:48:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Levin accuses the Tea Party of doing what the 9/11 terrorists could not: shut down the federal government.

We weren't shut down that day because for that one day, Democrats pretended to be Americans. After that, though, they reverted to form. Unfortunately for us all.

6 posted on 10/01/2013 8:49:07 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What these faggot commies don’t understand is that the Republicans are doing exactly what the American people want. Screw the “polls”.


7 posted on 10/01/2013 8:49:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: gigster

Bingo. Still alive? He is retiring to his underground chamber. One dinosaur that should never have been elected.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 8:52:01 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bow to the Tea Party?...YOU BET NUMBNUTS! They are bowing to America!


9 posted on 10/01/2013 8:52:06 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Tailgunner Joe

TEA PARTY RULES!!!


10 posted on 10/01/2013 8:53:02 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pound the table when you have no facts, Levin.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 8:54:12 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Karl Marx Lenin is retiring.

It’s an open seat.

Smell blood?

Looks like our former SOS, two time elected statewide Terry Lynn Land will be going up against Obama lover, Rep. Gary Peters.

This is going to be a great fight, but Peters, a real smooth talker won’t be able to justify more votes for KenyanKare.

I smell a pickup here.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 8:55:28 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Dear Karl Marx:

You are a taker.

The 9/11 brothers of 0bama wanted to hit the capitalist economy (and military ) part of of America, NOT the Federal Gov't.

You are the one who wants to annul the US Constitution.

Fear the free people, elitist National Socialist.

13 posted on 10/01/2013 8:56:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Levin, STFU and GTFO! You’re 79 years old. You are way past your useful expiration date!


14 posted on 10/01/2013 8:56:14 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

No...the government didn’t shut down...nor did the economy.

If I knew how...I would post the pic of W...”Do ya miss me yet?”

W had faults, no doubt. But...can your most horrible dream think about TheWon with Kerry Sec of State after 9/11?

We were blessed...in many ways.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 8:56:38 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Hmmm... Seems to me congress including the senate passed a budget in 2001. When was the last time the senate approved a budget???????
In 2001 the debt was not 17 trillion dollars, but a measly 3.3 Trillion.
In 2001 democrat law makers still talked to conservative legislators.
In 2001 the resident in the white house was a liberal, today we have president of the apocalypse.
16 posted on 10/01/2013 8:56:54 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How can one be so stupid?


17 posted on 10/01/2013 8:58:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

US debt as a percentage of GDP was less than 60% on 9-11. Today, it’s over 100%. You are shut down because you can not afford to operate at the levels you have become accustomed to. Maybe if you cut staffing at the EPA, the IRS, the DHS, and the NSA, you could afford to live within your means again.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 8:59:12 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Tailgunner Joe

” Tea Party is the reason for the federal government shutdown.”

Damn right. The Tea Party ain’t dead! We are looking to Cruz into 2016.

No more RINO’S GOPE.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 9:01:56 PM PDT by Bronzy
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>> “We weren’t shutdown on 9/11. We kept going. There was a physical attack on us,” Levin told reporters

It was the firefighters and citizens that kept going. The govt failed on 9-11. So, shut your pie-hole, Levin.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 9:02:25 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uhh... Wasn’t Congress in session and they all ran out of the Capital on 9/11? And my sister in law was on her way to work at the CDC and told to go home. Sounds like a shutdown to me.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 9:06:48 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Batman11

And please take Dingle with you.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 9:07:07 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Tailgunner Joe
from the article :" “We weren’t shutdown on 9/11. We kept going. There was a physical attack on us,” "

Well now, "There was a physical attack on us " as a nation by someone outside our borders on 9/11 .
Now we have an attack from those within, and they are supposedly the guardians at the gate but our leaders
have allowed the enemy to come inside the walls, and have given the enemy guardian positions at the gate
and we still have no soverignty
and the enemy has exited from the great "Trojan Horse", and now you want us to remain silent ?

Bwahahahahaha! .. and grow a pair !!


23 posted on 10/01/2013 9:08:44 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: gigster

More to the point, he’s been in office since 1979!


24 posted on 10/01/2013 9:09:10 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s all theater and this is part of it. Yawn.


25 posted on 10/01/2013 9:12:18 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I recall on 9/11 the helicopter logging job our trucks were on was shut down within about an hour of those attacks all the way out here in northern California. Didn’t Levin and the rest of them get together and sing on the capitol steps? Alzheimer’s is so sad.


26 posted on 10/01/2013 9:13:22 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: freekitty
How can one be so stupid?

I don't know, but sometimes it's a wonder just to see them form words one after another.

27 posted on 10/01/2013 9:13:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well Karl, as in Marx, come and get me then.

I’m a Tea Party Terrorist in your eyes so try and do something about it or STFU...


28 posted on 10/01/2013 9:15:23 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If I wanted a Godless Commie Democrat to run my life, I would have Married one.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Carl Levin was there when Tip O’Neil ‘shut down the government’ 12 times.

I doubt he complained then.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 9:21:11 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: mylife

America isn’t shut down just our parasitic government is. Americans are still working, producing and caring for their families. We aren’t shut down.


30 posted on 10/01/2013 9:38:52 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Working and being TAXED HARDER.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 9:40:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We weren’t shut down on 9/11

No, Carl buddy, we weren't. At that time we had a President who didn't squat to pee. See the difference?

32 posted on 10/01/2013 9:42:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wish they’d explain how a handful of “tea party” congressfolk have so much power.


33 posted on 10/01/2013 9:49:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Apparently being 19 trillion dollars in debt doesn’t concern Carl Levin. Why should it concern him? The man has been living off of the taxpayers for years and wouldn’t know how to earn an honest dollar if his life depended on it.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 10:02:29 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Cyber Liberty

So true. I don’t know how they can keep a straight face.


35 posted on 10/01/2013 10:03:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Route395

The Tea Party ROCKS!!


36 posted on 10/01/2013 10:09:14 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: gigster

LOL.
Hey, I was planing to post those very words!


37 posted on 10/01/2013 10:11:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Carl Levin is dog meat


38 posted on 10/01/2013 10:22:02 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: gigster

I had the same reaction when I saw him on CAPAN last night

Term limits puleeze!

It’s as if he’s been sitting for 15 years when we saw him last and something about this issue has him out of his living broom and into the office forces few days

Ugh


39 posted on 10/01/2013 10:24:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Tea Party is kryptonite to the Bolsheviks.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 10:25:56 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Flying stooped immediately and for a week

Never saw hubb til after midnight on 9/11 Never even spoke with him all day. Communications on base were completely reserved for real world stuff

When will we not have to suffer the disrespect of these horrible democrats in power?


41 posted on 10/01/2013 10:29:25 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I have a question...where are all the Republican Senators?
Cruz/Lee are out there alone...Paul is helping a bit, Rubio even less.

This fight is about 0bamacare!!!! And its winnable if we all take a stand!


42 posted on 10/01/2013 11:15:58 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: berdie

Obozo would have went golfing....


43 posted on 10/01/2013 11:22:13 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Too bad he's exempt from obamacare.


44 posted on 10/02/2013 3:51:01 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

That’s because we actually had a budget at the time ... Carl!


45 posted on 10/02/2013 4:10:04 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Desperation is growing - they are using inane screeds about things that they are usually oh-so quick to condemn in others.


46 posted on 10/02/2013 4:10:16 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Levin is retiring so he's breaking new radical ground. I encourage all to lean heavily on Gary Peters who wants the seat and it trying to play moderate democrat on Obamacare.

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47 posted on 10/02/2013 4:49:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: stanne

He’s retiring but if you’d like to encourage the hopefuls, Gary Peters is the democrat candidate and Terri Lynn Land is the GOP candidate.


48 posted on 10/02/2013 4:51:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And where are our Tea Party lawmakers? Why aren’t they in front of the microphones shoving this back down his throat?

The left uses rhetoric like this as a weapon. If we cannot or will not fight back in-kind, then we have already lost the battle. Either we learn to control the debate and turn these weasel words back on them, or we will never truly win.

Stand up Tea Party and fight back.


49 posted on 10/02/2013 4:59:27 AM PDT by Have Ruck - Will Travel (It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Fortunately for Americans Sen. Carl Levin’s brain is shut down 24/7 and he has retired from politics and his life long seat in the Senate will now be replaced with another Tea Party American who will represent the will of the people and not the liberal socialist party!!!


50 posted on 10/02/2013 5:06:51 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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