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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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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver
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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To: Sub-Driver
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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To: Sub-Driver
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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

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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