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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 partys 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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Also call the BS shovel removers. They are going to need several to clean this mess.
Make that two medics. ROTFLOL
What a bunch of socialist/communist/progressive/Alinsky drivel! Count me as one of the terrorists, then!
This truly is our best opportunity for conservative reform in decades. No compromise !
“The tea party’s terrorist tactics”
Terrorists, infiltrators, and next???????
I got it......insurgents.
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.
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????
You know, if the Democrats really believed this, they would be voting for the Boehner plan. It could easily pass without TP votes.
The Politico is getting soft. They forgot to add "Hooligans", "Economic Wreckers", and "Blood-sucking Kulaks"!
Politico is the DNC’s blog, so what do you expect?
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...
A pox on them all!
DC Incorporated is filled with spending addicts. Watch them scream with all pity, but do not stop the treatment.
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.
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.
I assumed this was going to be satire, but the author appears to mean what he says. What a lunatic.
I know, this article is more funny than anything else.
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.