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William Yeomans writes: "It has become commonplace to call the Tea Party faction in the House 'hostage takers.' But they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals. A strong America has always stood firm in the face of terrorism. That tradition is in jeopardy, as Congress and President Barack careen toward an uncertain outcome in the Tea Party-manufactured debt crisis."

A man dressed as Captain America poses as dozens of Tea Party supporters rally against raising the debt limit in Washington, 07/27/11. (photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
A man dressed as Captain America poses as dozens of Tea Party supporters rally against raising the debt limit in Washington, 07/27/11. (photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

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+21 # AndreM5 2011-07-29 09:37
"America does not negotiate with terrorists" (except for Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Rummy, etc.). So I guess we should allow Cheney to rendition these freshmen TP'ers who hate the constitution so much.
 
 
+17 # michelle 2011-07-29 10:11
'some terrorists wear pin striped suits.' singer John McCutcheon.
 
 
+19 # DPM 2011-07-29 10:49
Should a "crash" come, because of this vicious doctrinal fight...what should we do with the perpetrators? Seriously. If we must face the consequences of THEIR actions, some of which could be long lasting and, for many, quite severe, how should the ones that caused it be "rewarded". Perhaps, like the bankers, they feel they should be above reproach and punishment.
 
 
+24 # Gary Houston 2011-07-29 11:37
Time is now to brand these people with the T-word they have earned. Not "Tea Partiers" or "Teapublicans" or even "terrorists" but "traitors."
 
 
+21 # Cassandra2011 2011-07-29 12:09
Quoting Gary Houston:
Time is now to brand these people with the T-word they have earned. Not "Tea Partiers" or "Teapublicans" or even "terrorists" but "traitors."

Like the Nazis and Mussolini before them, they want chaos, foment it and use it 'to make the trains run on time' and consolidate their power/control.
They are our own home-grown neo-fascists...
and like the fascists of Europe in the 20 th c. they ensure that corporatism (Mussolini's term for fascism) reigns... .
 
 
+6 # AndreM5 2011-07-29 15:01
I doubt the TP'ers have little forethought about the chaos they foment. They may seek power but they have no grand plans how to use it. This makes them easy tools for the corporatists but they probably don't know what the word means, how it would affect them personally or how unAmerican it may be. By the same token they may not be so easy to herd.
 
 
+10 # MylesJ 2011-07-29 12:26
I've written Boehner reminding him of his responsibilitie s to the nation and aking him to stop Cantor and the other suicide bombers from blowing up the economy
 
 
+14 # Todd Williams 2011-07-29 12:50
These obstructionists are traitors in every sense of the word. They should be arrested and prosecuted for treason. Maybe a few years in the Federal penal system would cure them of teabagging!
 
 
-3 # MidwestTom 2011-07-29 12:53
Everyone bitches that politicians say one thing to get elected and do the opposite in office, consider Mr. Obama, liberal turned conservative in one year. I disagree with the Tea Party folk, but unlike most other politicians they are voting as promised during their campaigns. Something that cannot be said for most of the rest. We got into this mess by everyone going along and worrying more about reelection than what their actions were doing to the country.
 
 
+9 # AndreM5 2011-07-29 15:03
These people at best represent 15% of the population but they think they should get their way in all things. It has never been about the nation, just about them.
 
 
+6 # Texan 4 Peace 2011-07-29 13:41
If the debt ceiling is not raised and the President must "prioritize" what checks do and don't go out, I hope Congressional paychecks will be at the very bottom of the list.
But then, thousands of working families facing foreclosure and bankruptcy haven't seemed to move him yet, so why should that change now?
 
 
-26 # Martintfre 2011-07-29 13:45
Yea as a Tea Party guy I am a total terrorist because I believe that you do not have a right to my life just as I do not have a right to your life...

scary bunch of terrorist -- I want to be left alone.
 
 
+14 # AndreM5 2011-07-29 15:05
Then why do you want what is mine? Why do you want to intrude in my personal life, in my public life, in my neighborhood, in my religion, in my clean air, in my clean water? If TP'ers believe what they say then why do they act the way they do?
 
 
+10 # CTPatriot 2011-07-29 23:24
If you want to be left alone, take your belongings and go find a deserted island someplace. The rest of us recognize that we live in a society, a place where we are all in it together, where we are all, in some way, dependent on others.

Roads, bridges, transit systems, emergency services -- these things don't magically create or sustain themselves. They are the backbone of a healthy and prosperous society. It takes the pooling of our money through taxes to maintain these things. Consider it your dues for belonging to the country club called America.

Only you don't want to pay dues if others might benefit from them at your expense. You want all the amenities without having a penny of your dues go to things you won't use. Don't like tennis? Why should you pay the extra dues to maintain tennis courts?! You just use the pool and that's all you should have to pay for. So what if every other member understands that dues are a collective fee that makes the club an asset for the entire membership, and that if people only paid for the things they used, the club would go under.

Yours is a selfish ideology that has no place in decent society.
 
 
+2 # billy bob 2011-07-31 00:05
If you want to be left alone, stop using MY ROADS, LIBRARIES, AND SCHOOLS, POLICE, and FIRE DEPARTMENT.

If you want to be left alone, move to another country, where no one has any responsibility as citizens. If you choose to stay here, stop trying to destroy MY country, by refusing to do your civic duty.
 
 
+10 # wellington 2011-07-29 13:54
Excerpt from a song lyrics, "Monster", from Steppenwolf:
The spirit was freedom and justice
And it's keepers seemed friendly and kind
It's leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won't pay it no mind
'Cause the people got fat and grew lazy
Now their vote is like a meaningless joke
You know they talk about law, about order
But it's all just an echo of what they've been told
'Cause there's a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into a noose...
 
 
+11 # Kayjay 2011-07-29 16:38
These tea party rats need to be booted out of government for good. Henceforth, they will be issued paper hats and required to help serve gruel at the the many soup kitchens that their selfish and heartless acts have created.
 
 
-9 # Martintfre 2011-07-30 00:43
What grants you and your gang a right to my life to pay for stuff you want?
 
 
+3 # billy bob 2011-07-31 00:06
Do you believe in the military? Do you believe in roads? Do you believe in disaster aid? Do you believe in the police?

You need to move to another country where those things aren't available. Somalia would be the perfect place for you.
 
 
+3 # billy bob 2011-07-31 00:09
If you don't like government or society, try anarchy.
 
 
-10 # Martintfre 2011-07-30 00:51
Some Victims of Terrorism are evicted from their homes and thrown in torture chambers against their will for not paying off the terrorist protection rackets, and then they have to deal with tax collectors.

The terror actually driving this writer is abject fear that their victims (present and future tax payers) will wake up and stop supporting those who think they have a claim on other peoples lives for their advantage.
 
 
+5 # God Dont Like Ugly 2011-07-30 05:56
Quoting CT Patriot from another thread:

"If you want to be left alone, take your belongings and go find a deserted island someplace. The rest of us recognize that we live in a society, a place where we are all in it together, where we are all, in some way, dependent on others.

Roads, bridges, transit systems, emergency services -- these things don't magically create or sustain themselves. They are the backbone of a healthy and prosperous society. It takes the pooling of our money through taxes to maintain these things. Consider it your dues for belonging to the country club called America.

Only you don't want to pay dues if others might benefit from them at your expense. You want all the amenities without having a penny of your dues go to things you won't use. Don't like tennis? Why should you pay the extra dues to maintain tennis courts?! You just use the pool and that's all you should have to pay for. So what if every other member understands that dues are a collective fee that makes the club an asset for the entire membership, and that if people only paid for the things they used, the club would go under.

Yours is a selfish ideology that has no place in decent society."
 
 
+3 # michelle 2011-07-30 10:44
Thank you. TPers just don't understand the concept of community.
 
 
+3 # billy bob 2011-07-31 00:09
I really believe Martin should move to Somalia, where he'll be more at home.
 
 
+4 # billy bob 2011-07-31 00:08
Some victims of right-wing terrorism are blown to pieces or shot to death by teabagging terrorists who would rather kill people than pay their taxes.
 
 
+2 # myungbluth 2011-07-30 10:14
Every day, and in every way, the G.O.P. and tea party are not on your side. If they get their way, what happened to Kansas will happen (is happening) to us all.
 
 
+4 # Larry Brandenburg 2011-07-30 23:49
We should call these right wing extremists Whisky Partiers. Their actions more closely resemble the work of drunken drooling hillbillies who do not in the least resemble the hardscrabble Northeastern patriots from which they stole their uniforms.
 

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