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Tea Partistas are terrorists?

It appears from various new sources that Michele (Krazy) Bachmann is trying to cash in on remarks attributed to Vice President Joe Biden linking “tea party” conservatives with terrorists.

According to the completely unbiased and always reliable Politico, Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle was actually the one who introduced the attack, saying at a meeting of House Democrats, a “small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Vice President Biden, trying to sell the group on the debt-ceiling compromise, reportedly responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

The Vice President later denied saying that.

“I did not use the terrorism word,” he said in an interview for the “CBS Evening News.” “There were some people who said they felt like they were being held hostage by terrorists. I never said that they were terrorists or weren’t terrorists, I just let them vent.”

But the Vice President’s denial isn’t convincing Krazy (Bachmann), “Only in the bizarro world of Washington is fiscal responsibility sometimes defined as terrorism,” she wrote in an email. “This is yet another example of how the liberal establishment and Obama White House will say and do anything necessary to get their way.”

Bachmann (Krazy) has evidently taken the attack as a personal one, saying she’s the “top target for defeat by the Obama Democrats.”

Spit take … clean off the monitor and keyboard … say what?

“I have faced the liberal attack machine before but their words today took their egregiousness to a new level. I am offended by Vice President Biden’s irresponsible words and need your immediate support to defend myself and fellow Tea Party members right away,” she continued.

OK, whatever you say Krazy.

First, a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon; and second, terrorism is the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.

Ms. Bachmann, you and your fellow Tea Partistas, threatened to ruin the economy of the United States by forcing a default if you didn’t get your way. You used the calculated threat of destroying the nation’s good faith and credit in attempt to attain your group’s goals that are political, religious and ideological in nature; if the improvised economical device (IED) has your finger prints all over it, I’d say you acted like terrorists.


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Posted by on August 3, 2011 in 2012 Election


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Over the last two years since President Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs?

During a 15 February 2011, press conference, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that “over the last two years since President Barack Obama has taken office, the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. And if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official statistician for the United States labor force, the overall net rise in federal employees between January 2009 and January 2011 was 58,000. Additionally, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s on-line federal workforce data source, “FedScope,” reports the net increase of positions filled between the fiscal years 2009 and 2010, was only 59,995. Either figure is well below the 200,000 claimed by Speaker Boehner.

There’s one of two things going on here; either the Speaker is completely incompetent when it comes to rounding up numbers (not entirely impossible), or he’s a liar pulling numbers out of any number of orifices to try to back up a bogus political agenda supported by only the narrowest of far right wing Tea Party members of the GOP (extremely possible).

Far more troubling than his probable lying in order to curry favor with the great intellectually unwashed masses of the far right, is his cavalier attitude towards an additional 200,000 Americans becoming unemployed, “if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it,” the Speaker crowed. You can almost hear – mirrored in Boehner’s words – Ebenezer Scrooge’s famous cant “If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” One can only hope that some night soon, Boehner will find himself being visited by the Ghosts of Speakers Past, Present (no doubt the scariest of all) and future.

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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in 2012 Election


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