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The Tea Party Threat Grows by the Day

July 27, 2011

For quite sometime, this blog has taken the position that the Tea Party, while not terrorists in the strictest sense of the word, are beginning to supplant groups like Al Qaeda as the greatest threat facing the U.S. And as the Tea Party infected GOP drives the nation’s economy towards disaster, there are others who are coming around to that view.

On example is John Thorpe of Benzinga, who recently wrote:

Emulating the terrorists’ actions, the House Republicans have decided to hold the President — and 300 million Americans — hostage as they demand tax cuts for the wealthy and spending cuts for everyone else, in exchange for agreeing to raise the debt ceiling by just enough to avoid the United States government from defaulting on its debt. That’s right: Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and his Tea Party caucus are driving a jumbo-jet 747 into the world’s tallest economy, and no one on the right-wing seems to give a damn.

And the much respected William Kristof, in an OP/ED peice in the NY Times titled ‘Republicans, Zealots and Our Security’ suggested as much when he wrote this:

We tend to think of national security narrowly as the risk of a military or terrorist attack. But national security is about protecting our people and our national strength — and the blunt truth is that the biggest threat to America’s national security this summer doesn’t come from China, Iran or any other foreign power. It comes from budget machinations, and budget maniacs, at home.

Now, further buttressing the growing realization that the corporate led Tea Party is a very dangerous threat to America, we have the Tea Party’s beloved media darling, Glenn Beck and his veiled support for the murderous animal Anders Breivik, who gunned down scores of young people in Norway after setting off a bomb outside a government building in Oslo that killed seven. Yep, it seems that Glenn Beck, Tea Party stalwart and Fox News personality has likened the victims of that heinous attack to ‘Hitler Youth,’ thus suggesting that perhaps there was a righteous element to the murderers motivations:

There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing

Glenn Beckinstann

Now, without old Glenn, even the most ardent anti-Tea Party forces would be hard pressed to establish any sort of link between the Norwegian maniac and the Tea Party movement but incredibly, as a defacto spokesman for the Tea Party, he has married the beliefs of the movement with the tragic events in Norway, and not in a positive way.

Would anyone be surprised if the CIA, as it digs further into the files and computers pulled from Bin Laden’s lair in Pakistan, came across a reference to the Tea Party in America, one that is in support for the what it stands for and what it is doing to our nation?

14 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2013 8:59 am

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  2. Bob permalink
    July 28, 2011 2:04 pm

    Obama is not the one that is attaching the debt ceiling to raising taxes. He want a clean debt ceiling raise, then worry about cutting the deficit. The house is refusing to raise the debt celling without spending cuts, which was not forced on Ronald Reagan any of the 18 times he raised the debt ceiling. I dont think the Tea party wants the country to fail, or that they have anything to do with terrorism, however they seem to think raising the debt ceiling just give Omama the right to spend as much as he wants, which is juts not the case. Raising the debt ceiling will simply allow the government to pay all of the bills it is obligated to pay, bills that both George Bush, AND Obama ran up. What I think they should do is raise the debt ceiling separate from any cuts, then once we are no longer at risk of default, then we can try to work out a balanced cut and revenue increase deficit reduction.
    The only problem I have with what the house is doing is that they are saying John Boehner’s bill is the only one they will pass, even though they know it goes against what Democrats believe in and that it will never pass the Senate. The Senate basically wants a bill that will never pass the house, so what both sides need to do after the debt ceiling is raised is take their time a BOTH compromise and find a bill that can pass BOTH the House and the Senate. In order to do that Democrats will have to agree to deep cuts in entitlements which Obama already did, and Republicans will have to agree to close tax loopholes or some other form of revenue increases. I disagree with deep entitlement cuts, I believe there are other places to cut, but if I expect the republicans to agree to revenue increases, then I have to accept the fact that deep entitlement cuts are only fair.

  3. snap-e-tom permalink
    July 27, 2011 1:11 pm

    They are not trying to “crash the economy”. The House passed Cut, Cap, and Balance in an effort to reduce our national debt. The Senate killed it. The Tea Party legislators are doing what they promised their voters. Who do you think voted them in office in 2010? Evil people? Stupid people? These are people who love their country and want a return to fiscal sanity. I happen to be in favor of raising tax rates on the wealthy, but let’s cut spending first and raise the debt ceiling and get through this crisis. THEN you can introduce new legislation to raise tax rates. When the President demands a tax increase as a condition to raising the debt ceiling he puts us all at risk. This is shameful behavior for a president. And when the Democrats and the media attempt to blame all this on the Tea Party (and they have apparently convinced you) they are dividing our nation.

    • cheryl permalink
      July 27, 2011 1:48 pm

      If they weren’t evil people, they were certainly stupid people. Abysmallly mis-led people at best. If they love their country (I know they think they do) they need to sit down and learn how it really works. Yes, there are many things that need correction but there must be better ways to achieve that. The last tea party led to a Revolution – is that the intent here?

      • Virginia Dude permalink
        November 3, 2011 3:51 pm

        Hay Cheryl,

        Have you looked around at the Wall Street Mob made up of Obama Unions, ACORN , Homeless, and kids to stupid to get out of the rain.

    • July 27, 2011 2:49 pm

      Snap-e….What is shameless is, for the first time in HISTORY, putting conditions on raising the debt ceiling. What is shameless is having the VERY SAME REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS who voted without hesitation to raise the debt ceiling many times over the past decade, suddenly holding the vote hostage when it comes up for a vote under the first Democratic POTUS in over a decade (and first black one to boot). What is shameless is these are the very same Republican legislators who helped to create the budget commitments that have been made by our government in a bipartisan way (and most of it under a Republican president) and then threatening to not honor the commitments they have made on behalf ov\f our country. What is shameless is having John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and the rest of their GOP colleagues pretend that they played no part in creating the huge Federal deficit we now have after voting for tax cuts for their core constituents (the wealthy and corporations), voting for a drug benefit bill that benefits their core constituents (the insurance companies), and after cheerleading for a President who led the country into a disasterous war that had absolutely nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. What is shameless is having our elected representatives sign extreme pledges like Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge that serve the wealthy corporate interests instead of standing by the oath they took to protect and defend the interests of the entire nation when sworn into office . And finally, what is shameless is an American voter who is so lazy they never question the nonsense the politicians and the main stream media is feeding them, choosing to pay more attention to voting for American Idol than they do in voting to send representatives to Washington DC, resulting in a government that is populated by wholly unqualified individuals who have no other objective than to either enrich themselves or impose their religious and moral views on others.

  4. July 26, 2011 9:54 am

    You should be ashamed of yourselves, as a fellow American, to post such drivel and falsehoods. Unbelievable. I am not a member of the TEA party, but to equate them with a terrorist group is shameful.

    • July 26, 2011 12:41 pm

      What would you call a Muslim group who willfully crashed the US Economy? How are these people not domestic terrorists?

      • Appledon permalink
        August 1, 2011 2:27 pm

        Sorry Tally, your democrat spendthrifts were the ones who crashed the US economy. Barney & friends who said every American should be able to have their own house and mortgage lenders were told to make loans without checking whether the borrower could afford it. Or, don’t you remember The Crisis that B. Obama couldn’t talk enough about? Check your history before attacking a group of people who want less government and want to stop funding every cause that ingnorant but loud people ask for.

      • August 1, 2011 8:36 pm

        Aaah yes, another corporate apologist heard from.

    • July 27, 2011 4:02 pm

      What is shameful is, for the first time in HISTORY, putting conditions on raising the debt ceiling. What is shameful is having the VERY SAME REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS who voted without hesitation to raise the debt ceiling many times over the past decade, suddenly holding the vote hostage when it comes up for a vote under the first Democratic POTUS in over a decade (and first black one to boot). What is shameful is these are the very same Republican legislators who helped to create the budget commitments that have been made by our government in a bipartisan way (and most of it under a Republican president) and then threatening to not honor the commitments they have made on behalf ov\f our country. What is shameful is having John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and the rest of their GOP colleagues pretend that they played no part in creating the huge Federal deficit we now have after voting for tax cuts for their core constituents (the wealthy and corporations), voting for a drug benefit bill that benefits their core constituents (the insurance companies), and after cheerleading for a President who led the country into a disasterous war that had absolutely nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. What is shameful is having our elected representatives sign extreme pledges like Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge that serve the wealthy corporate interests instead of standing by the oath they took to protect and defend the interests of the entire nation when sworn into office . And finally, what is shameful is an American voter who is so lazy they never question the nonsense the politicians and the main stream media is feeding them, choosing to pay more attention to voting for American Idol than they do in voting to send representatives to Washington DC, resulting in a government that is populated by wholly unqualified individuals who have no other objective than to either enrich themselves or impose their religious and moral views on others.

      • cheryl permalink
        July 27, 2011 7:54 pm

        Correct on all counts, E. Gray. And very well said – thank you.

      • Appledon permalink
        August 1, 2011 2:35 pm

        Brilliant statement E. Gray, especially your last sentence. Now that you voted in all those democrats who have screwed the American public for so long and gotten rich from their so called Public Service. Check your math as I believe Republicans were only in the Presidency for 8 years. Your black President has to take credit for the rest of the time. By the way doesn’t that sound a little racist when you say “first black to boot”?

      • August 1, 2011 8:35 pm

        Appledon…brilliant observation about ‘black’ and ‘boot’. Can I assume that the term ‘Ivy League’ does not appear on your resume?

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