Vice President Joe Biden referred to Republicans, specifically those associated with tea party groups, as terrorists. Is this what passes as civil discourse these days?
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry [Rep. Mike] Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists,” according to several sources in the room.
Earlier in the day, Biden told Senate Democrats that Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” in trying to negotiate deals…
“They have no compunction about blowing up the economy to get what they want,” Doyle told POLITICO after the meeting.
Allahpundit pointed out that the name calling isn’t the most annoying part of the Democrats’ demagoguery.
What color is the sky in Mike Doyle’s world, where a “big” debt-ceiling deal that ensures we’ll incur another $6 trillion in debt over the next 10 years has made it “impossible to spend any money”? Let those words echo in your ears while you absorb this truth: The Democrats will never, ever agree to the sort of entitlement reform needed to solve a Greece scenario until a Greece scenario is upon us. It’s really that simple.
It really is that simple. Which is why we’re looking at the largest debt ceiling increase in the history of the United States. And again I ask, why didn’t the Democrats raise the debt ceiling to $98 trillion, or whatever number would have let them continue their spending spree, when they had the chance?
Update: Thanks to reader M for the image. And thanks to From the Desk of Lady Liberty for linking!
Update: Scared Monkeys linked – thanks!