Skip to comments.Sen. Carl Levin attacks the Tea Party: 'We weren’t shut down on 9/11'
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 werent 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 Michigans senior U.S. Senator says he would not shut down the government just because hes 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.
That Fossil is still ALIVE???!!
The Gov wasn’t but the economy sure as hell was.
We were on lock down for two weeks.
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!
The attack on our country then wasn’t as serious, Carl.
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.
What these faggot commies don’t understand is that the Republicans are doing exactly what the American people want. Screw the “polls”.
Bingo. Still alive? He is retiring to his underground chamber. One dinosaur that should never have been elected.
Bow to the Tea Party?...YOU BET NUMBNUTS! They are bowing to America!
TEA PARTY RULES!!!
Pound the table when you have no facts, Levin.
Karl Marx Lenin is retiring.
It’s an open seat.
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.
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.
Hey Levin, STFU and GTFO! You’re 79 years old. You are way past your useful expiration date!
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.
How can one be so stupid?
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.
” 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.
>> “We werent 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.
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.
And please take Dingle with you.
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 ?
More to the point, he’s been in office since 1979!
It’s all theater and this is part of it. Yawn.
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.
I don't know, but sometimes it's a wonder just to see them form words one after another.
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...
Carl Levin was there when Tip O’Neil ‘shut down the government’ 12 times.
I doubt he complained then.
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.
Working and being TAXED HARDER.
No, Carl buddy, we weren't. At that time we had a President who didn't squat to pee. See the difference?
I wish they’d explain how a handful of “tea party” congressfolk have so much power.
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.
So true. I don’t know how they can keep a straight face.
The Tea Party ROCKS!!
Hey, I was planing to post those very words!
Carl Levin is dog meat
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
The Tea Party is kryptonite to the Bolsheviks.
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?
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!
Obozo would have went golfing....
That’s because we actually had a budget at the time ... Carl!
Desperation is growing - they are using inane screeds about things that they are usually oh-so quick to condemn in others.
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.
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.
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!!!