Wednesday, August 3, 2011
You'd think that America has seen enough genuine terrorism to recognize it by now. The twin towers falling in smoke and flame. The bodies being carried from Fort Hood. The severed head of Danny Pearl. And thousands of innocents blown to bloody pieces by suicide bombers.
All of which makes it an obscenity beyond belief that the Democrats and mainstream media have colluded to brand the Tea Party "terrorists" for trying to stop Washington's insane and potentially suicidal spending spree, using the Constitutional procedures created by our nation's founders.
We're not talking just the usual low-level bottom feeders here, either. Vice-president Joe Biden said of the conservatives in the debt negotiations "they have acted like terrorists." And other liberal jaws have been flapping:
• Rep Mike Doyle: "This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money."
• Tom Friedman: a "Hezbollah faction" "on a suicide mission."
• Rep Hoyer: "they want to shoot every bullet they have at the president."
• Joe Klein (TIME): "Osama bin Laden could not have come up with a more clever strategy for strangling our nation."
• Steve Rattner (MSNBC): "Economic terrorism."
• Paul Krugman (alleged economist): "Republicans have taken America hostage."
• Martin Frost: "...much in common with the Taliban."
• Margaret Carlson: "They've strapped explosives to the Capitol."
• Jay Carney: "...hold the American economy hostage."
And on, and on, and on.
Here's a news bulletin for the Left: spending within your means isn't terror. Attempting to save Medicare and Social Security isn't terror. Returning to Constitutional principles isn't terror. Representing the voters who sent you to Washington isn't terror.
When this nation observes the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks next month, it would be an obscenity beyond description for any of the stupid, duplicitous, hypocrites listed above (especially Joe Biden) to set foot on the hallowed site of Ground Zero after having equated their latest petty budget battle with that nightmarish act of terrorism.
And yes, we said act of terrorism...not "man-caused disaster."
It's easy to tell them apart; acts of terrorism are committed by terrorists. Man-caused disasters are committed by politicians.