Skip to comments.Tea Party zealots hold the public debate hostage
Posted on 10/15/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by mdittmar
This year's contrived budget crisis is headed to its climax, as the date for defaulting on the nation's debt approaches.
Washington's budget debates are dizzying and incomprehensible. But at stake is what kind of country we will have. House Republican Tea Party zealots, backed by well-funded right-wing lobbies, continue to manufacture budget crises. They want to alarm Americans into accepting cuts in basic security â in food stamps, and home heating, in Social Security or Medicare benefits â that would otherwise be utterly unacceptable.
Lost in the uproar is any reasoned discussion of the real strategies we need to make this economy work for working people. It is vital that the president and the Democrats in Congress end this macabre dance and make it clear to people just what the stakes actually are. The measure of any compromise deal is whether it will crush the hostage-takers.
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Well,I just think that's kinda mean spirited;)
Every time we hear ‘tea party extremists’; they need to hear marxist/socialist/progressive extremists (take your pick). Every time.
No, it is Obama and Democrats.
Really they just got it all wrong. TPers do not want to reduce welfare, SS and Medicare. They want to abolish them as federal programs. The libs have every right to be afraid of the TP. It will end their reign of terror and slavery once and for all.
They are really pushing the “hostage” meme.
I want a bumper sticker that says...
“YES, I support the Tea Party.
You got a problem with that?”
Sounds good to me...
Meanwhile, the commie/socialist/muzzies hold the Dem party hostage (although they seem to be enjoying it), but not a peep from the “news” media.....
I am willing to bet that within ten minutes Freepers could come up with enough justifiable spending cuts that the budget would be balanced, rendering the "debt ceiling" question moot.
Robert L. Borosage never met a communist he didn’t like. In the 1970’s & 1980’s he practically lived at the Soviet embassy, supported Swimmer Kennedy’s nuclear freeze, cheerled for the Sandinistas & Fidel Castro, called Ho Chi Minh his hero, worked with the CPUSA, you name it.
With the fall of the USSR, Borosage like many lefties steered his commie zeal into environmentalism, globalism, UN sovereignty, antinukes, PLO/PA, defund Israel, etc. He remains a proud Marxist to this day.
Tea Party are the `kulaks’ of today to this creep; a class enemy in need of reeducation or elimination.
You’re welcome fag face.
You’re welcome, you marxist extremists...
Robert L. Borosage is president of the Institute for Americas Future and co-director of its sister organization, the * Campaign for Americas Future.
* Campaign for America's Future (CAF) is an American political organization with a strongly left-leaning orientation.
This can resonate. TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY extremists are TIRED of parasites sucking their wealth and production dry. The Fedzilla has fed at the trough long enough; time to cut spending and kick the illegals out. There is NO MORE $$$$.
Campaign for America’s Future was founded in July 1996 as “the strategy center for the progressive movement.”
Current Board of Directors
Andrea Batista Schlesinger, Drum Major Institute
Lara Bergthold, Act III Productions
Jeff Faux, Economic Policy Institute
Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers
Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org
Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau
Co-Directors of the Campaign for America’s Future
Roger Hickey, President
Robert L. Borosage, Secretary-Treasurer
Democratic Socialists of America connection
Of the founders listed above John Atlas, Paul Berman, Norman Birnbaum, Julian Bond, Mitchell Cohen, Richard Cloward, William Domhoff, Peter Dreier, Barbara Ehrenreich, Richard Flacks, Adam Hochschild, Michael Kazin, Charles Knight, Peter Laarman, Nelson Lichtenstein, Steve Max, Jay Mazur, Harold Meyerson, Lawrence Mishel, Frances Fox Piven, Frank Riessman, Richard Rorty, Sumner Rosen, Richard Rothstein, Theda Skocpol , Stanley Sheinbaum, Jack Sheinkman, John Sweeney, Michael Walzer, Roger Wilkins and William Julius Wilson, were confirmed members of Democratic Socialists of America or of one of its two predecessors
Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee or the New American Movement.
Institute for Policy Studies connection
Of the founders listed above, many have ties to the far left Institute for Policy Studies
Robert L. Borosage is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Campaign for America’s Future leader Robert Borosage boasts of close relationship with top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Dick Durbin.
“I’d say we are the bridge,” Borosage said. “We are attuned to the grassroots and in touch with the progressive leadership in Congress.”
L@@K~! A parasite in the flesh...Start calling them what they are...
I would think that anyone who has an IQ over 15 would be able to see that the POTUS refusing 5 or 6 deals to compromise on the shutdown, plus slimy Harry Reid saying “Not gonna happen” would allow even the most drooling of imbeciles to recognize that it is the Democrat's fault for the shutdown.
Besides, none of this would be happening if the Leftists had listened to the adults when we said this is a bad idea back before it became a miscarriage of law.
If you're ignorant or stupid. OK, it could be both.
I wonder if he bought himself something nice with the $15 that the Dems paid him to hold that sign.
Regular people wanting cost efficient and effective government are extremists now.
Good find. Now, these “men” look like the real thing - teabaggers in the flesh.
Hey look at the libtard holding the sign!
I AM SPARTACUS.
The Jew-hating commie scum at Reuters are butting their Nazi heads into our affairs. I suggest they leave now before we do a Yorktown on their bed-wetting leftist *sses.