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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.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Bart: [high-pitched voice] Oh, lo’dy, lo’d, he’s desp’it! Do what he sayyyy, do what he sayyyy!
[Townspeople drop their guns. Bart jams the gun into his neck and drags himself through the crowd towards the station]
Harriet Johnson: Isn’t anybody going to help that poor man?
Dr. Sam Johnson: Hush, Harriet! That’s a sure way to get him killed!
Bart: [high-pitched voice] Oooh! He’p me, he’p me! Somebody he’p me! He’p me! He’p me! He’p me!
Bart: [low voice] Shut up!
[Bart places his hand over his own mouth, then drags himself through the door into his office]
Bart: Ooh, baby, you are so talented!
[looks into the camera]
Bart: And they are so *dumb*!
the flak is heaviest when you’re right over the target
The use of “terrorism,” “hostage-taking” and “bombs strapped to their bodies” (the latter I heard out of that filthy criminal union toady Steve Rattner this morning) is a disgrace and an offense to America.
The Left—like the vermin Rattner, not to mention congressional Democrats and the President himself—refuses to recognize actual terrorism in and out of the U.S.
Yet they are quick to throw that vile epithet at those who oppose them politically and morally. I would like to take each of them by the scruff and grind their noses in the Hallowed Earth of Ground Zero to remind them, if only for a few minutes, what terrorism is and what Amercans are supposed to be.
Our country is riven, divided between those of us who love what it was and can be and those—the Left—who despise its very nature.
The battle is coming.
New definition of terrorism:
Not giving a whiny liberal everything he wants.
agreed- lets see the GOP spine continue to grow and bring up both our points...
Just a 'concerned' American here...nope, no partisanship here...nosiree.....
OK... So while I’m a libertarian, and thus favor legalizing recreational narcotics, that doesn’t mean that I’m OK with writing while stoned.
...or editing while stoned.
...or publishing while stoned.
I honestly do NOT feel the debt ceiling is the place for this disussion. I honestly feel they should just raise the debt ceiling apart from any budget ties.
This is a budget issue and it needs to be fought as such. They screwed up when they didn't stick to their guns on the 2011 budget. They should have base-lined the 2011 budget against 2008...and the American People would have supported them...but they went wobbly.
Another tactic would be to pass the democratic budget in 2011 (and pund it home that they should have done it)...raise the debt ceiling...and THEN baseline teh 2012 budget on 2008 lines.
But THIS approach? This is cutting off our nose to spite our face. The ENTIRE GOP looks weak. If they wanted CCB...they should ahve passed it...said this is it...and walked away...then took teh case to the American people.
If we try to go down this road...we will lose politically.
If that means that a few, or several agencies have to go out of existence, then so be it. If it means that some of the 40% of the people in this country who don't pay taxes have to, then so be it. If it forces a large portion of the people on EBT, EITC, AFDC, WICs, SCHIP and the hundreds of other supplements to go out and work, then so be it....
This is very simple.
The left wants Total Submission. To have even one Republican take a stand is intolerable for them, much less a whole “group” of “upstarts”.
The psychology behind that is - frightening.
Hysterical horseshit from the people who brought America to ruin. No comprise. Doing so will cheer the stock market but result in a greater disaster in a short time.
There’s only one person, one side, sowing terror into Americans over this debt crisis. Let’s take one guess.
Although there are always fringe people who show up in any group, the Tea Party movement is about less taxes, or no increased taxes specifically and promoting a cultural shift toward a government that serves the people rather than people serving the government.
The controversy over the budget is an example of how skewed our arguments can become. But, there is obviously something far deeper here than basic party politics.
It is obvious to anyone who manages a household budget that we can't stay on the path congress has chosen for us over the years and the tea party caucus is holding fast to the contention that we must face reality. Many in congress and folks like the writer of this column seem to staunchly believe that we can just keep spending, writing hoot checks and getting new credit cards to pay off the old credit cards.
They are so fixed on the belief that there is no need for responsibility that they are willing to attack and slander anyone speaking of responsible fiscal management. - At least that's the way it looks to my simple mind.
So where I get stuck is trying to assess what the folks on the left , the writer of this column and the defenders of democrat thought like the MSM commentators envision for the long run. What are they working for as the America of the coming decade or beyond?
I hate to read the drivel of the Left, but I think it is wise to know your enemy.
This is the propaganda that they will push. I don’t watch TV much, but a few days ago there was some liberal nitwit spewing on Fox about raising taxes on the billionaires, corporate jets, yada, yada, yada. It sounded like just like some Marxist-Leninist during the Cold War.
The commies are here. They may not label themselves as such, but they are.
This isn’t an article.
It’s not even an opinion piece.
It’s a full-on cry for mental health help.
They are progressives fighting for the status quo. Amusing isn’t it?
and you'll see that this "psychology" is fully a communist mindset.
1) The media and the dems will sucessfully spin the crash that will ensue...and it will happen. You cannot immediately take $100 Billion a month out of the system and not crash the economy. That's a lot of workers...etc. That's a lot of 401K.
2) You better be prepared for another 4 years. 3) You better be prepared for a democratically controlled house and senate.
You see...not everyone in this country is a Freeper. They don't 1) understand the issue...2) Understand teh need to suck it up now to avoid catastrophe later. All they will know is "this sucks and everything I hear is its the GOP's fault...especially THAT tea-parties"
You can disagree with that all you want...but that IS what will happen. If you think it will unfold any differently...I suggest you get out more...take a gander at who is actually inhabiting this little land of ours...and then take a look at who they actually voted for. Remember...these people that so many Freepers have faith in to do the right thing and understand the debate...and that what we are doing is right...are the same people that 1) Put Obama in office...2) Have 53 dem senators in the Senate...re-elected Harry Reid...and 3) Re-elected almost 200 house members who put their full support behind San Fran Nan.
And if you think this country of knuckle heads won't listen to the MSM and these dems spin a collapse (and it will be...don't kid yourself...we are almost there even WITH 100 billion a month) as OUR fault? Well...get out more and go meet some of these air heads.
Civility and all that...
That part, I get. I am trying to see the long term objective of the folks who think like the author. Are they simple large 'D' democrats or is there a more sinister motive in their ideology. I don't want to accept that so many people are working for the demise of our country. But, it seems that way to me.
Impeccable liberal pedigree. Maybe he can spend a little time investigating the civil rights-abridging diktats at his own university.
Oh well, one man’s terrorist is another man’s patriot, I suppose...
It is time for the MSM AND the Liberals to face ‘reality’ the same way the American voters were forced to do when they were faced with this Socialist fifth column and formed the Tea Party.
American taxpayers are positively SKINNED and it is time for 'politicians' to face THAT reality!
The words in this article describe to a “t” what Obama and the leftists are doing to this country.
Their brains are broken to such a degree, that they become pathological in their pronouncements.
I've mentioned before the corollary of Osama and Obama.
Osama tried to destroy the economy of the USA by his attack on the Twin Towers--the center of our financial system--and Obama and the democrats are doing the exact same thing.
So who is following the terrorist playbook?
Certainly not the Tea Party Movement.
The writer of this article should look in the mirror and recite this screed to himself. (With appropriate changes of subjects addressed)
For many, like head of the Tea Party caucus, Michele Bachmann, that was compromise because it raised the debt ceiling period. It was a deal she was not willing to vote for. It was a deal Reid and his party was unwilling to even put up for a vote.
I am gravely concerned the Tea Party movement is on an economic suicide mission today that will destroy the opportunity for winning in 2012 and guarantee a Democrat sweep.
Make no mistake: if the GOP is destroyed by this tantrum in the next few days, they will be out of power for a very, very long time and no viable "third-party" is going to take their place in 2012.
You will have accomplished what the Democrats have not been able to do in 157 years or longer.
We're FINISHED as anything but a single Democrat Party nation.
You are about to do to the nation what the state GOP did in California during the 1990s.
Stop making them so happy!
1) You're assuming the $100Bn/month are "workers"...and no contributions to 401Ks,etc. I'm saying a lot are not 'workers'; they're scammers on assistance. What you'd loose is the spending they make on whatever the heck it is they buy with their money the government gives them. There is also a lot of other money spent that doesn't have a lot to do with economy - foreign aid in $$, for example. Add that to the host of mysterious disappearance of all that TARP money, QE 1 and 2 and the fraud.
2) That's your assumption for 4 more years - what do you think Obama's supporters will do if he's left impotent on the budget and they lose their checks? Take the time to vote? These people are too into instant gratification and Obama won't be able to give them that; their life-ease will evaporate. Hell no - they'll riot, and that's where they'll lose real America's sympathy, even to the point where the MSM will pull back.
As far as "getting out", you have no way to know one way or the other. I didn't see the announcement where they dubbed you Nostradamus' Heir, I guess I missed that. I see and read plenty, and I see the tons of people using EBT cards, cashing EITC checks, tendering WICs checks, et al - I know how they are and how they vote. I've worked elections as a clerk, and I've worked since age 14 to this day, served my country, and many like me who are fed up with this and won't listen to "all the reasons why we can't anymore".
Lastly, "big boy pants" .....real damned funny. I'd hazard to guess I'm a hell of a lot better prepared than you (except for cute retorts).
Right. Raising the debt ceiling $2.4 TRILLION dollars.
Exactly what I was thinking. The Tea Party caucus is what, at most 60 members of the House, and a handful in the Senate? If the other 300+ members of the whacko left and squishy middle can't come to their own agreement, how is that the Tea Party's fault?? They're just looking for a scapegoat.
Always talking about Peelosi ain’t he.
This kind of article is why I am loading up on ammo. This kind of rhetoric is what is going to enable the semi-dictator to become a full fledge dictator. Just like Hitler never took over with the ammo box, but by the ballot box. And then slowly he made a scapegoat, then he made them the states enemies. I truly believe the only thing keeping liberals away from full fledge tyranny is the guns in our hands. Never give up,never give in and never submit.
Read my post. It says it all.
Well, I’m sure the original tea party was looked on as radical in its time.
And, isn’t it just like Dems/liberals/progressives to spend...spend...spend...spend and hope that the revenue equals their spending (like accountants).
Then blame others when it does not.
Got news for them...IT’S NOT MY FAULT YOU OVER SPENT AND NOW DON’T HAVE THE MONEY. Take it out of the money you are sending to terrorist countries who hate us.
I see the Tea Party as the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, and the Washingtonians are the Germans telling us to surrender.
Put me in the camp with the Tea Party Freshman that are saying "NUTS"!!!
2) - Obamas supporters will still vote for him. They are democrats. Why? Because, as I said in my first post, he will...with the power of the MSM...successfully blame the GOP. His base will buy it. He will tell them the only way to get their checks back is to ensure they get him back in office and every GOP out of office.
Yes...they will riot. Doubt what I say? Just watch.
End of discussion.
I share your distaste but reluctantly disagree. We need to see it, and to know that this stooge Yeomans has secured a lodgement at Politico, where he is doing hardcore "black" hate-propaganda.
We need to register and remember his name. As Caligula told Tiberius, "First we make a list. A long, long list."
And "capitalist-roaders", and "gold bugs".
We'll see them all, eventually.
The battle field should be the 2012 budget...not something that has never...historically...been a battlefield.
If the leadership were going to choose THIS battlefield to die on, they should have done so with a good plan. Put forth ONE bill. ONE. Then say...I've shown you mine...now show me yours. According to the little cartoon...that's the way the process works. Then walk away.
So...either fight the battle at the 2012 budget or fight it the RIGHT way by walking away and IN UNISON.
the leadership should NEVER have offered up MULTIPLE plans without getting ONE counter proposal from BHO or Reid. STUPID.
That's because he isn't doing "debate" or "reasoning" or "discussion" or "advocacy".
The article is pure, murder-hearted destructive black propaganda against a hated Other. This person is your deadly enemy, and he comes before the public encrusted with public honors and trusted offices bestowed by Ted Kennedy, who was accustomed to having private, off-the-record, closed-door meetings with people like Anatoliy Dobrynin and Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
That's where this guy is coming from. He is a blackhearted traitor, and you are a patriot. He hates you as soon as he identifies you. There is no discussion. Capiche?
These people won’t call terrorists, terrorists. But no prob calling the tea party terrorists.
Oh yes...Politico. The place of which I never tread (right up there with The Business Insider). ;-)
These Politico people are mentally challenged.
The Cut, Cap, and Balance bill and amendment to the U.S. Constitution effectively transfers the power to appropriate funds and taxes from the originator, the House of Representatives, and the Senate to the Office of the President. Doing so further enhances the power of the President to DICTATE the expenditures or outlays, the receipts or taxes, and control of the entire economy, in addition to the power to wage offensive wars, make treaties with foreign states and organizations, and generally function as a dictator and/or tyrant. All with the blessings of the Democrats, Republicans, and the TEA Party.
A Federal law establishing a budgetary limit was already established by Congress and the DNC with:
PL 95-435,1978, “Sec. 7. Beginning in fiscal year 1981, the total budget outlays of the Federal Government shall not exceed its receipts.”
Ask yourself why is an amendment which further destroys the Constitution needed when the Federal law prohibiting such budgets was already a Public Law in 1978? Was it repealed, or is it just being abrogated?
Do you really want to support another Democrat and Republican effort to strip the American citizens of their right and ability to limit the Federal Government's power to tax and spend and spend and tax at will and impunity? If not, how are you going to communicate your opposition to the representatives in Congress?
Funny, I thought that John McCain and the rest of the RiNO trimmer-squishes did that in 2008, did I miss something?
You do remember the 2008 and 2006 campaigns, and the excellent Denny Hastert curatorial, middle-of-the-road Speakership that made it all possible, by coddling miscreants like Mark Foley and not expelling immediately grafters like "Cold Cash" Jefferson and stepping on "bridge-to-nowhere" pork-packing Republicans, don't you? Why do I have to review this?
You can go back to driving railroad spikes through Sarah Palin's eyes now.
ROFLMAO! Someone call Supernanny!