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Sen. Harkin: "Cult Fringe" Holding Up Debt Ceiling Increase
Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/20/11

Posted on 07/20/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT by MissesBush

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors" among other things during a Democratic press conference on Wednesday morning.

"The debate and fight is not between Democrats and Republicans. It's between some Republicans and their sort of cult fringe as I refer to them out there," Harkin said.

"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they're not willing to pay the bills," Harkin said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: cultfringe; debtdeal; debtlimit; debtlimittalks; debttalks; fakeheropilot; generalharkin; iowa; juniorbirdman; onestringbanjo; partisanhack; partyhack; projection; screwoff; servedinjapan; tomharkin; tommiethecommie
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To: MissesBush
It seems to me that these communist democraps are rocketing farther and farther to the left, at light speed, every single day.
When they look back over their shoulder and see mainstream Americans, their individual perspective gives them a view that makes them think that we are fringe kooks but in fact THEY are the FRINGE KOOKS.

THE COMMUNIST PARTY (I quit calling it the democrat party after they passed obamacare) IS DESTROYING AMERICA AND THEY ACTUALLY THINK THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING GOOD. WE ARE IN DANGER AND NEED TO START ACTING LIKE WE ARE AT WAR.

51 posted on 07/20/2011 2:09:05 PM PDT by red-dawg (There is no such thing as "government money".)
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To: MissesBush

I contacted Sen Harkin and corrected him on a couple of points. I am sure he won’t make the same mistakes again.

according to ‘treasurydirect.gov’, 4.5 trillion that the R’s racked up from 1994 thru 2006 is equaled to the amount that the D’s racked up in 1/3 the time, from 2006-2010.

Also told him that I was thrilled that he wants to raise the debt ceiling ‘not for future borrowing’ but to pay current debts. He and I agree on this - no more borrowing for the future, just pay the debt. I also informed him that we make a lot more every month than the debt costs, so we don’t really need to worry about default.

Knowledge is power, and I am sure he will do fine with correct info...


52 posted on 07/20/2011 2:11:30 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: MissesBush
"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years."

LOL! I wonder if he really believes this?

53 posted on 07/20/2011 2:12:35 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: MissesBush

Tom Harkin, who the heck is that? I’ll tell you, a worthless liberal dunce from head to toe that has been braindead for years!!! Pubbies in the House!!! Do not give in. Let the Senate defeat your bill or, if somehow it passes the Senate, send it immediately to POTUS Obama and dare him to veto it!!! Call the POTUS Bluff!!!


54 posted on 07/20/2011 2:17:17 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: MissesBush

Common tactic of Dems-—accuse others of doing what you are doing. Isn’t that an Alinsky tactic?


55 posted on 07/20/2011 2:22:02 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: MissesBush

Obama is a member of a cult? because he is the only one holding up a deal.


56 posted on 07/20/2011 2:26:06 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: MissesBush

Harkin in a Marxist.


57 posted on 07/20/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: MissesBush
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans "dead-beat debtors" among other things during a Democratic press conference on Wednesday morning.

Okay Tommy boy, get off your hemorrhoid infested fat ass and show us YOUR plan that YOU have worked so hard on to save the country financially!

Or are YOU what you are calling those who are actually creating a vision for the future!

These people are so effin' worthless outside of campaigning it isn't funny!

58 posted on 07/20/2011 2:47:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MissesBush

Good for the “cult”!


59 posted on 07/20/2011 3:08:40 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: MissesBush

What a douchebag.


60 posted on 07/20/2011 3:13:51 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: MissesBush

Senator Harkin, we are not fringe; we are the fabric. And, we’ve finally decided that we’ve had enough of you and your blood-sucking colleagues.


61 posted on 07/20/2011 3:16:07 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Chaguito

Allen West did say something like “anyone who still has an Obamama bumper sticker is a danger to society”...


62 posted on 07/20/2011 3:17:18 PM PDT by RockinRight (If we're "teabaggers" then they're "d-baggers.")
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To: MissesBush

Every Democrat who’s still in the Senate since 2006 voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006. Obama, Clinton, Biden, and others.

Lousy rat hypocrites.

I’m supposed to TRUST this crowd of America haters who have long said that Americans must give up driving what and where they want to, must give up air conditioning and other creature comforts?


63 posted on 07/20/2011 3:28:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: MissesBush

Don’t forget refusing to defund Planned Parenthood, PBS/NPR, the NEA, et al.


64 posted on 07/20/2011 3:29:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: concerned about politics
Starve that beast. We can survive without Harkins money, but he can't survive without ours!

Well said.

65 posted on 07/20/2011 3:32:14 PM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MissesBush.


66 posted on 07/20/2011 3:34:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MissesBush

How in the world does this s##thead keep getting reelected in Iowa? I could understand if it was here in the People’s Republic of Illinois (we have the hellhole of Chicago to deal with) but you folks in Iowa don’t have that excuse.


67 posted on 07/20/2011 3:44:17 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: BlatherNaut

“Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) calls Republicans “dead-beat debtors”

Is that part of that new era of civility that the turdburger in the White House referred to after the Giffords shooting?


68 posted on 07/20/2011 3:50:08 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: MissesBush

Is he really so stupid as to try to get people to believe that we can BORROW our way out of debt?


69 posted on 07/20/2011 3:53:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: MissesBush

Harkin is a Socialist “cult fringe” all unto himself!

He would have fought in the streets side by side with Lenon’s relatives in old Russia before the revolution. (as old as he is, he really might have!)


70 posted on 07/20/2011 3:53:41 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: MissesBush
feh...
71 posted on 07/20/2011 3:55:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MissesBush

Tom “I was a combat fighter Pilot in ‘nam”

Epic lying asshole.


72 posted on 07/20/2011 3:55:50 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: screaminsunshine

“The American Cult. That would be Americans who are not Communists.”

Bingo


73 posted on 07/20/2011 4:07:20 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MissesBush
"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they're not willing to pay the bills," Harkin said.

Really, you blibbering old fool? Your yellow dog cadre held the House hostage for 4 years before the voters kicked your ass last November.

Hey Tommy, you know that when you retire, a Republican is going to take your seat.

Bank on it.


74 posted on 07/20/2011 4:08:17 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: MissesBush

Thomas Jefferson was apparently an early member of that “cult fringe”.

“I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”

“We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude.”

“As the doctrine is that a public debt is a public blessing, so they think a perpetual one is a perpetual blessing, and therefore wish to make it so large that we can never pay it off.”


75 posted on 07/20/2011 4:09:13 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: StAnDeliver
Hey Tommy, you know that when you retire, a Republican is going to take your seat...Not just a Republican, A "CULT FRINGIST". Wooooo.

Gomer, you're an embarassment to your children and grandchildren.

76 posted on 07/20/2011 4:13:44 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: kcvl

“$1,791,000 by Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) for swine odor and manure management research in Ames”

By far his most useful accomplishment (aside from the fact that a more logical site for this particular research would be at the US Capitol).


77 posted on 07/20/2011 4:16:01 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: MissesBush

So I am now a member of a “cult? Sen. Harken, you have been in the sun too long!!!!!!!!!!!!


78 posted on 07/20/2011 4:27:45 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

He is another Senate fossil living in those thrilling days of yesteryear . Onward into the past.


79 posted on 07/20/2011 4:39:52 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: BlatherNaut

“By far his most useful accomplishment (aside from the fact that a more logical site for this particular research would be at the US Capitol).”

ROFLOL...you nailed that!


80 posted on 07/20/2011 4:45:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MissesBush
"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past.

Then he is willing to scrap ObamaCare? These dems are liars. The American people are fools to put up with them. Sometimes I hear references to the "wisdom of the American people". I don't believe it for a minute or we wouldn't be where we are right now with $1.5T annual deficits. It is not just the politicians' fault. It is the peoples' fault.

81 posted on 07/20/2011 5:02:37 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: MissesBush
This is what happens when dueling is outlawed.

Time to bring it back

82 posted on 07/20/2011 5:21:51 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: MissesBush
"Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, not for future borrowing but to pay the debts that we racked up in the past. Which, mostly was racked up by a Republican House, a Republican Senate and a Republican President in the last 8 years. Yet, they're not willing to pay the bills," Harkin said.

Harkin is a liar.

83 posted on 07/20/2011 5:22:18 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: MissesBush

When HarkinIdiot acknowledges that the far left is a “cult fringe” and that the left’s enviro-idiots are a “cult fringe,” I will perhaps consider halting in calling him an IDIOT. =.=


84 posted on 07/20/2011 5:26:16 PM PDT by cranked
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85 posted on 07/20/2011 5:27:53 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MissesBush

“Democrats are willing to do whatever is necessary to raise the debt ceiling, so we can spend more of someone else’s money.”

There, fixed it.


86 posted on 07/20/2011 5:37:44 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: MissesBush; All
Every Democrat senator voted against raising the debt limit in 2006. Hussein's buttboy Harkin just admitted he and Hussein are a CULT!
87 posted on 07/20/2011 5:48:52 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

This harkin imbecile is a pathetic waste of skin. harkin is a liar and a duplicitous dupe. harkin, you fool...go back to Iowa where you can blend in well with various manure piles.


88 posted on 07/20/2011 5:56:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reducation Camp?)
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To: MissesBush
Wow, they really throw a fit when they can't steal more money. Get down right nasty even. Seems to me they are addicted to OPM (other peoples money) and have withdrawal pains.
89 posted on 07/20/2011 6:03:04 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MissesBush

Please Iowa, I beg of you, throw this fool out of office.


90 posted on 07/20/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: MissesBush

How the heck do you pay a debt by getting more credit cards? This guy must be on crack.


91 posted on 07/20/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MissesBush

I am certain he was referring to Obama and his little fascist Czars as the cult fringe that is wrecking everything. He mispoke when he blamed the Americans.


92 posted on 07/20/2011 6:19:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MissesBush
More commie projection by Harkin. His party has run up the majority of the debt over the past several decades. The GOP can get some blame, of course, but gthe Democrats have been far more irresponsible with their spending. How come we aren't seeing quotes from anyone in the GOP (other than the "Gang of Six" idiots)?
93 posted on 07/20/2011 6:34:52 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Government doesn't create jobs, it only creates expenses.)
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To: MissesBush
Can we declare war on this nasty SOB already?! He's been a piss and vinegar liberal for years; truly a nasty partisan. How is he still in office?!


94 posted on 07/20/2011 6:37:24 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: MissesBush

Was Harkin wearing a crack pot on his head when he said this or was it a basket case?


95 posted on 07/20/2011 8:45:13 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: MissesBush

GoPM: Communist tyrant politicians trying to crash the economy through radical spending.


96 posted on 07/20/2011 8:51:27 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: All; MissesBush
On Mark Levin's show, Jeff Sessions (R-AL) claims Reid plans to hold a vote on Cut, Cap & Balance on Saturday.

He thinks all Republicans will vote for it but not even 1 Democrat will vote for it.

Says "Gang of Six" is at best 1 to 1, cut to tax hike according to the handout he was given.

97 posted on 07/20/2011 8:55:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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To: musicman

I love it! Gonna make a bumper sticker out of it!


98 posted on 07/20/2011 9:57:43 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: MissesBush

Harkin is an old-line communist sympathizer, starting with his Con Son Island fraud, his Vietnam Vet status fraud, and his help for the marxist dictatorship in Nicaragua during the 1980’s.

If there is a “fringe” and “cult” around, it is the marxist one that he belongs to. His records tells the truth. His mouth tells lies and spouts disinformation.

As you said MissesBush, “Comrade Tom” is “obsessed”. I call it mentally ill. He needs a straightjacket ASAP.


99 posted on 07/20/2011 10:03:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MissesBush
I don't know when Harkin runs next, but he'll either not run...or be soundly defeated.

He sounds like a retard person on drugs...out in front of WalMart.

100 posted on 07/20/2011 10:38:17 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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