The new rule among our moral, ethical, and intellectual superiors on the left seems to be: If you blow stuff up and kill people, you’re a “militant” or an “insurgent.” If you want less government spending and lower taxes, you’re a “terrorist.”
Now we’ve got the Vice President of the United States calling his own constituents “terrorists.” Politico:
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit.
Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry 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.
Either this tone-deaf rhetoric about “terrorists” has been coordinated from the start, or Joe Biden will just repeat any old thing you say to him. Actually, I guess there’s no reason it couldn’t be both.
Okay, right, so the GOP are now terrorists for agreeing with Obama’s ’06 debt-ceiling stance. What’s next, Dems howling for his birth certificate? Ehhh, you know they don’t really mean it, though. If they really thought these guys were terrorists, they’d be apologizing to and for them.
I’d say that this “terrorist” crap is going to blow up in the Democrats’ faces, but I’m sure that would be considered irresponsibly violent hate speech. So I’ll just say that it’s a very bad idea, and I strongly encourage them to continue.
Go ahead, Obama, say it. You’ve danced around it. Now use the actual word: “terrorists.” You know you want to. Say it.