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Man, we really need an updated Schoolhouse Rock, because the old “how a bill becomes a law” one doesn’t include anything about terrorists, hostages or jihad — and that’s apparently part of the process now.

One of the latest examples can be found in an op-ed in (and I know this will surprise you)… the New York Times entitled “The Tea Party’s War on America”:

You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.

These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of America’s most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didn’t care. Their goal, they believed, was worth blowing up the country for, if that’s what it took.

Part of why I find this kind of “the Tea Party held the political system hostage” talk ironic is that it’s often accompanied by wishes that President Obama would have invoked the 14th Amendment and unilaterally raised the debt ceiling, as was the case in the above diatribe (really, once you’ve gone the “suicide bomber” route to describe political opponents with budget disagreements you haven’t left yourself much wiggle room for future demagoguery). All I know is that if George W. Bush would have invoked the 14th and skirted Congress in order to raise the debt ceiling, the left would be accusing him of… you guessed it: Holding the country hostage.

One more claim:

America’s real crisis is not a debt crisis. It’s an unemployment crisis. Yet this agreement not only doesn’t address unemployment, it’s guaranteed to make it worse.

No it isn’t. But don’t take my word for it:

Remember this comment from this morning, and cite it, and repeat it, the next time you hear some Democrat argue that the debt ceiling deal somehow hurt the economy:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So this won’t cost us jobs?

TIM GEITHNER: No, it will not.

Hey, maybe Turbo Tim is really a hobbit wearing a suicide vest — a secret plant of the right wing jihadist Tea Party.

And guess what else happened yesterday? Joe Biden hugged a terrorist. Yep, he really did:

“Here I’m hugging Gabby and Michele Bachmann,” Biden recounted to reporters last night. “Seriously! I’m being literal!”

“You hugged Michele Bachmann?” asked a skeptical reporter.

“Sure!” Biden responded. “I like Michele Bachmann. For real.”

What did he say to her? “I said, ‘Great to see you, Michele.’”

Bachmann “cares about” Giffords, Biden added. “I mean, look. The thing that sometimes gets lost in this place — maybe I spent too much time here as a senator — there is a basic humanity here, man. It matters between people. I know that sounds corny.”

I do agree with Biden that he spent too much time there as a Senator, by the way.

Comments

8 Responses to “Tea Party Jihad — Plus, Biden Hugs a Terrorist!”

  1. Marshall_Will on August 2nd, 2011 3:40 pm

    "These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as…"

    Weasel Word Alert! Yes, "much" ( of the 'country' ) Meaning DC Desperacrats "watching in horror" as their chances of getting re-elected without the keys to the Promise Vault are snatched away in front of their very eyes!

    Watched on in horror. Yawn. Nobody ( even those whose ONLY source of income is soc. sec. ) actually BELIEVED what you're trying to SPIN sir! Not.a.one.

    This has been a Weasel Word Alert

  2. Joe Redfield on August 2nd, 2011 4:25 pm

    What the Times failed to mention was that these TP Terrorists apparently kidnapped the President, which was why he was MIA during the final negotiations to end the debt ceiling "crisis". Late word is that the Tea Party is now willing to pay a reverse ransom of several billion dollars if the Democrats will take him back.

  3. SignPainterGuy on August 2nd, 2011 5:01 pm

    Love it !

  4. SignPainterGuy on August 2nd, 2011 5:06 pm

    Just talked to my Sis who`s big w/ Mediscare in MS. She`s concerned that, even though all this talk of SS, military not being paid is just scare tactics, Obozo just might do it for one month to cement the fear in people`s minds. He`s just that mean.

    Yep, won`t argue with that !

  5. Marshall_Will on August 2nd, 2011 5:20 pm

    I say Bring.It.On.

    When I was first in the service in the 80's, we were paid by check. Your Chief handed it to you personally. Then you in turn went to the Disbursing Clerk and he cashed it for you.

    THEN… you'd go down to the Ship's Post Office and purchase Money Orders to send back to your wife ( in Gulfport, MS at the time actually ) and she paid the rent WHEN she got the mail!

    Everyone in a military town knows the drill. Been that way for years. Of course Direct Deposit has changed all that but there's about 150 years of culture behind that.

    Nobody in a mil. town ( not the landlords, not the pawn shops, not the tattoo parlors etc. ) gets paid until the FLEET gets paid. It's hardly the "collapse" Bammie is trying to pull off.

  6. SignPainterGuy on August 2nd, 2011 6:43 pm

    "It`s hardly the 'collapse' Bammie is trying to pull off."

    Nope, never was, never will be ! But in the face of evidence to the contrary, he just may try it to prove he can !

  7. SignPainterGuy on August 3rd, 2011 9:05 pm

    Has anyone asked Biden if he felt like taking a shower afterwards to get rid of the "conservative Bachmann cooties" ?

  8. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride… | adeliemanchot on August 4th, 2011 2:38 pm

    [...] Tea Party Jihad — Plus, Biden Hugs a Terrorist! Part of why I find this kind of “the Tea Party held the political system hostage” talk ironic is that it’s often accompanied by wishes that President Obama would have invoked the 14th Amendment and unilaterally raised the debt ceiling, as was the case in the above diatribe (really, once you’ve gone the “suicide bomber” route to describe political opponents with budget disagreements you haven’t left yourself much wiggle room for future demagoguery). All I know is that if George W. Bush would have invoked the 14th and skirted Congress in order to raise the debt ceiling, the left would be accusing him of… you guessed it: Holding the country hostage. [...]

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