Skip to comments.Sen. Blumenthal: Tea Party's 'hostage taking' hurts everyone
Posted on 10/17/2013 7:58:06 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
With the federal government open once again and the debt ceiling raised, we can all sit back an relax, right?
Not necessarily. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal told the Connecticut Broadcasters Association the strategy of Tea Party Republicans, forcing the shutdown, can not be tolerated.
"And I'm hopeful that there's been a lesson that hostage-taking tactics won't work, they damage everyone," said Blumenthal. "There are no winners. The big losers have been the American people."
The problem is Congress has simply kicked this can down the road. This could all happen again in January and February, though Blumenthal hopes not.
"The next debt ceiling deadline is February 7," Blumenthal pointed out. "The next funding deadline is mid-January, but the real date that is important is for a budget report from the conference committee, as it's called, which really is the regular order - the way things should work."
That date is December 13, and Blumenthal thinks traditional Republicans have had enough of Tea Party extremism.
"There is a group of moderate Republicans who plainly have seen the damage caused by this Tea Party, right wing fringe element, and they are determined to avoid the harm to the nation, the havoc to markets and the hardship to individuals around the country," he said.
Dems are all victims.
It’s Sinator Stolen Valor.
Just wait till the individual mandate kicks in. LOL.
Yep, he’s that filthy liar.
Blah blah blah.
Uhm, dumbass - we're STILL under siege and all hostages to you moronic dhimmicrats who are all hell-bent on pushing this nation over the edge.
Lighten up Dick. Nobody took any hostages. Your boy Barry just said that to get you commies up off your dead asses.
“Hostage takers,” “wife abusers,” “terrorists.”
This month’s approved DNC talking points re the Tea Party... Gawd, I hate those people. I want Harry Reid to die of a massive stroke and for lightning to strike the plane loads of dems heading to his funeral.
Sad that folk like the Senator don’t know how stupid they sound.. reckun ‘all the people’ means little to him..
It’s not the Tea Party that has run up the debt and failed to pass a budget.
Every American is threatened by worthless politicians that don’t perform their constitutional duties, but yet they declare us to be the enemy because we want them to stop borrowing and spending more and more and more. Go figure.
Those anti-communists are holding the Party hostage.
Pray for America to Wake Up
This coming from a member of a party who supports government thuggery, the murder of the unborn, and arming al Qaeda. His dear leader took this country hostage demanding like a bunch of terrorists that we hand over our rights to them. He and his ilk are the true hostage takers.
This guy lied twice about his military service yet he still got elected. Liberals will vote for anyone as long as they will give them free stuff.
The gun grabber speaketh. F him.
The media keeps pushing the Commie button and the low info crowd blame Cruz and Palin.
If you’re looking for examples of “Tea Party’s ‘hostage taking” it’s probably filed somewhere near Blumenthal’s Viet Nam war records.
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