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The tea party's terrorist tactics
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Posted on 07/29/2011 7:16:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

The tea party's terrorist tactics By: William Yeomans July 29, 2011 08:22 AM EDT

It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists.

They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals. A strong America has always stood firm in the face of terrorism. That tradition is in jeopardy, as Congress and President Barack careen toward an uncertain outcome in the tea party- manufactured debt crisis.

As we stumble closer to Aug. 2, it has become clear that many in the tea party are willing to inflict massive harm on the American people to obtain their political objective of a severely shrunken federal government. Their persistence in rejecting compromise, even as the economic effects of the phony crisis they have created mount, has taken their radicalism beyond tough negotiating, beyond even hostage-taking.

As markets fall in anticipation that there may not be a timely resolution; as credit agencies issue dire warnings that the U.S. political system has become so dysfunctional that a credit downgrade may be inevitable, and as America looks weakened in the eyes of the world, the tea party’s hostage-taking has evolved into the intentional infliction of harm on innocent Americans to achieve a political objective – terrorism.

Terrorism is a tough term, but, unfortunately, it describes tea party tactics precisely. Their first step was to vow not to vote to raise the debt ceiling.

Here, as in many radical factions, there was a split between the purists and the pragmatists. Pragmatists vowed not to raise the ceiling unless draconian cuts were made in the federal government.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: captainhyperbole; daysofwhineandroses; debtceiling; morethorazineplease; teaparty; tedkennedy; williamyeomans
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1 posted on 07/29/2011 7:16:26 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

extremism in the face of tyranny is not a fault


2 posted on 07/29/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Falls in nicely with their “The founders were terrorists too!” line of thinking. Liberals are morons.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 7:18:54 AM PDT by smith288 (Peace at all costs gives you tyranny free of charge)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals....”

Whew! I’m glad that we have protectors of our country - like folks who initiate ponzi schemes for our retirement, who took money out of that ponzi scheme when it actually had a surplus (and spent it for more ponzi schemes), who had banks that allowed them to draw out more than they had, who....etc...etc...etc.

Politico, shove it up your smelly corporate Obamas, and go back to school.

Start with simple algebra.

You should get through it in a couple of years and then you can graduate to simple stats.

Anything higher is far, far, FAR above your potential.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 7:19:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

There will be plenty of “exploded-head” triage for everybody, I think.

No compromise.

Colonel, USAFR


5 posted on 07/29/2011 7:19:59 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Sub-Driver

Just sickening. This article is disgusting from top to bottom. We should really avoid this kind of trash in this forum. The insanity of continued debt ceiling increases means nothing to some.


6 posted on 07/29/2011 7:20:43 AM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (I'm called a 'teabagger'? Well, get over here liberal and I'll show you what that means.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Massive harm is coming to the American people IF the government doesn’t quit spending money. It has to end now. It should not be blamed on the Tea Party just because they are pointing out exactly what needs to be done. The problem is that the status quo doesn’t want to stop spending including the old guard Repubs! To blame everything on the tea party who are actually being RESPONISBLE CITIZENS is beyond SHAMEFUL!!


7 posted on 07/29/2011 7:21:10 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is ridiculous. Talk about overheated rhetoric!

I don’t agree with the non-negotiable demands approach that some people who are self-designated “Tea Party” leaders are taking, simply because I think it’s a bad strategy and never works in any situation. But the loony left is trying to build up a situation where dissent is criminal.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 7:21:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: Sub-Driver
But they have now become full-blown terrorists.

LOL! The hezzbollah wing of the republican party. He-he.
9 posted on 07/29/2011 7:21:55 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh golly! I’m a terrorist! I’m so proud.........my Mama and Daddy would be proud too if they have lived to see it!


10 posted on 07/29/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Freddd

What some call extremism, I call practical common sense.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 7:22:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Cricket24

I meant...RESPONSIBLE!!! Sorry!


12 posted on 07/29/2011 7:22:21 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What part of “broke” does this horse’s ass not understand?


13 posted on 07/29/2011 7:23:33 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Sub-Driver

Make that two medics. ROTFLOL


14 posted on 07/29/2011 7:23:51 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver
Terrorism is a tough term, but, unfortunately, it describes tea party tactics precisely

Lefties just can't help themselves. Everything must be described in the most extreme terms. With the ten year anniversary of 9/11 coming up there are plenty of sick individuals, like the writer, who believe the way is clear to equate acts such as Pan Am 103 and 7/7 London with political disagreements completely legitimate and proper under our Constitution.

15 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:01 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s do away with the debt limit so it will all be better and Obama can sleep at night.

The crap is oozing out all over.


16 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:10 AM PDT by listenhillary (2007 deficit 160 Billion, 2008 - 458 billion, 2009 -1.4 Trillion, 2010 - 1.6 Trillion)
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To: Sub-Driver
The mask is slipping form the DC Political media machine. The truth is slipping out. This is why Politico and the rest of the 0bot media are in hysteria today

The big DC political machine lie of this whole thing is the GOP needs a bill.

NO, the 0 Democrats need a bill. They are the party of spend. They are the ones who have to go to the voters in 2012 and defend their total mishandling of the economy for the last 4 years.

The GOP candidate in 2012 is going to be running against DC. The 2012 election will be a referendum on 0’s Presidency.

Time for people to quit buying the propaganda fed them by the DNC Media-Political machine, the 0 Dems, not the GOP, will be hurt the worst by a failure to strike a deal.

Here what you do GOP, you tell the Senate and 0 "CCB was the compromise, if you want a bill, there it is.".

17 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:11 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: livius

If the tables were turned and these were democrat holdouts...they would be considered patriots!


18 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:15 AM PDT by halo66
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To: Sub-Driver
The president would have to prioritize federal expenditures, choosing whether to send Social Security checks, pay federal employees ranging from FBI agents to food inspectors to troops in the field, make Medicare payments, provide for veterans, collect taxes and on and on.

Wow, what a b_tch. That would really be tough. Kind of like when I sit down with my paycheck every two weeks and figure out what I can pay.

19 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:23 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Sub-Driver

Instead of terrorists , how about the oncologists of American politics? Although our treatment plan of surgery and chemotherapy will be painful, it is the only way to save the patient. Spontaneous remission of the debt disease will not happen. Unfortunately we are so late that the patient might not be saved and just beg for pain relief rather than treatment while waiting for death.


20 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:32 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dem are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Also call the BS shovel removers. They are going to need several to clean this mess.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 7:24:50 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Make that two medics. ROTFLOL


22 posted on 07/29/2011 7:25:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a bunch of socialist/communist/progressive/Alinsky drivel! Count me as one of the terrorists, then!


23 posted on 07/29/2011 7:25:34 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jagusafr

This truly is our best opportunity for conservative reform in decades. No compromise !


24 posted on 07/29/2011 7:25:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“The tea party’s terrorist tactics”

Terrorists, infiltrators, and next???????

I got it......insurgents.


25 posted on 07/29/2011 7:26:22 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Da Coyote
They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.

The author's ignorance of recent history is appalling. The amount of harm done to Americans by the socialist policies of the Democrat Party over the past 60 years is many times greater (and with no signs of abating any time soon) than any policies of the Republican Party.

26 posted on 07/29/2011 7:26:29 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Sub-Driver
“...the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.”

Would that be the crowd of disaffected and anti-American Marxists who put an ineligible, criminal, unfit, incompetent, American-hating, radical populist in the WH????

27 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:08 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Interesting that the terrorist that have spent this country into oblivian are now hailed as the responsible ones looking to compromise and move forward. This is of course Washington speak for stay the course on the same path of destruction. The TEA party is the only opposition GROUP to come Washington in a century well armed and prepared to fight the battle. Terrorist now, Patriots later.
28 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:20 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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You know, if the Democrats really believed this, they would be voting for the Boehner plan. It could easily pass without TP votes.


29 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:20 AM PDT by Capt. Jake
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To: Sub-Driver
Terrorists?

The Politico is getting soft. They forgot to add "Hooligans", "Economic Wreckers", and "Blood-sucking Kulaks"!

30 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:32 AM PDT by Gritty (The depraved ruling class of America cannot self-correct, and, indeed, has no desire to-Mark Steyn)
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To: Sub-Driver

Politico is the DNC’s blog, so what do you expect?


31 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:34 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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yes- the Tea Party is not approaching this with the same balance and compromise obama and the left wing did with failed policies such as the stimuloss or obozocare...


32 posted on 07/29/2011 7:27:44 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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The hyperbole of the left never ceases to amaze me. They've called us tea partiers ignorant, uneducated and racist and that didn't work. Now we are hostage takers and terrorists, just because we don't want wasteful, bloated and freedom-sucking government.

A pox on them all!

33 posted on 07/29/2011 7:29:26 AM PDT by gramho12
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Well yea...when you take away an addicts fix..they think you are a terrorist.

DC Incorporated is filled with spending addicts. Watch them scream with all pity, but do not stop the treatment.

34 posted on 07/29/2011 7:30:08 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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For anyone who missed this....

Baseline Budgeting Makes Real Cuts Impossible in Washington

35 posted on 07/29/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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How can the tea party members thwart the will of the House? Boehner should work with Pelosi to get the votes he needs. After all, the Dems are not partisan nor are they hostage takers.


36 posted on 07/29/2011 7:31:07 AM PDT by kabar
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Decades of out of control spending has brought this country to the brink. The hacks in DC past and present have brought us this crisis.
The Tea Party did not cause this crisis. Only a bill that begins to address this is the only solution.


37 posted on 07/29/2011 7:31:19 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Sub-Driver

I assumed this was going to be satire, but the author appears to mean what he says. What a lunatic.


38 posted on 07/29/2011 7:32:16 AM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012--end the Obama Depression.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I know, this article is more funny than anything else.


39 posted on 07/29/2011 7:32:25 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Sub-Driver

It doesn’t seem like we are that far away from a movement to incarcerate and probably execute members of the Tea Party.

and who could blame the libs. I mean, calls to cut federal spending and reduce the size of government could not be more treasonous to these liberal bastards.


40 posted on 07/29/2011 7:32:54 AM PDT by San Jacinto
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Geez Bill, get ahold of yourself spud.


41 posted on 07/29/2011 7:33:23 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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The time’s a-comin’. Hope everyone’s ready.


42 posted on 07/29/2011 7:33:56 AM PDT by skeeter
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not just terrorists, RACIST terrorists!


43 posted on 07/29/2011 7:33:59 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: livius

BS

You don’t say “no” to every proposal, then piss and whine that the one making the proposal won’t compromiise!

What is it with you people! I think half the FReepers have turned into residents of “Rock Ridge” from “Blazing Saddles!”

The democrats see they’re about to get lynched, so they put a gun to their own head and tell everyone to back off or they’ll shoot. And half of you morons are panicing that they’ll do it!


44 posted on 07/29/2011 7:34:12 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: Sub-Driver
US Terrorists v1.0:


45 posted on 07/29/2011 7:34:19 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9
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The TEA Party influenced GOP has already passed two budgets in the House — the Ryan plan and CC&B. The Senate has refused to even touch either of them, even to heavily rewrite them for conference committee.

Who are the real terrorists and obstructionists?


46 posted on 07/29/2011 7:34:24 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the US government continues to increase spending at the current rates, and if it continues raising the debt limit to fund it, within 8 years there will be no more money left in the world to borrow. And one is a “terrorist” if one thinks that is a problem


47 posted on 07/29/2011 7:34:50 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver. At least Politico has come all the way out of the closet a s partisan shills.
They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.

48 posted on 07/29/2011 7:34:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: God luvs America
yes- the Tea Party is not approaching this with the same balance and compromise obama and the left wing did with failed policies such as the stimuloss or obozocare...

Also this very crisis. The Republicans pass cut, cap and balance and it gets dropped in the Senate shredder immediately. No debates, no amendments, no compromises. Just vote to table it without considering it. Then Boehner backs down to his extremely weak "compromise", and the Dems say they will vote 100% against it. Who is the real "terrorists" in the room threatening to destroy the economy if they don't get their way?

49 posted on 07/29/2011 7:35:11 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m pretty sure this is the writer or spewer of drivel. Imagine that, he’s teaching the future leaders of tomorrow.

http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/yeomans/

William Yeomans joined the faculty of law in 2009. From 2006 until 2009, he served as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also been Legal Director of the Alliance for Justice and the first Director of Programs for the American Constitution Society, where he spearheaded the launch of its two publications: the Harvard Law and Policy Review and Advance. Prior to that, he spent 26 years at the Department of Justice where he litigated and supervised civil rights cases in the federal courts involving voting rights, school desegregation, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, hate crimes, police misconduct, abortion clinic violence, and human trafficking. He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief of Staff, and acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.


50 posted on 07/29/2011 7:35:52 AM PDT by listenhillary (2007 deficit 160 Billion, 2008 - 458 billion, 2009 -1.4 Trillion, 2010 - 1.6 Trillion)
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