August 02, 2011

Times Columnist: Gee, those Tea Party Types are Just Like al Qaeda, Aren't They?

Joe Nocera, apparent survivor of literally thousands of Tea Party assassination attempts, bombings, beheadings, states that the real threat to the Republic is the, uh, American people:

You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.

These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people. Their intransigent demands for deep spending cuts, coupled with their almost gleeful willingness to destroy one of Americas most invaluable assets, its full faith and credit, were incredibly irresponsible. But they didnt care. Their goal, they believed, was worth blowing up the country for, if that's what it took.

Unfortunately for Mr. Nocera, he and the rest of Amy Winehouse Left don't grasp basic principles most of us figured out in elementary school.

  • You don't solve your cash flow problems by raising your credit limit. That only makes your inevitable bankruptcy that much more traumatic
  • You don't cure an addiction by feeding it

The Tea Party legislators that the Times would like to portray as radicals and terrorists are in fact the only adults in the room. The GOP in general and the Democratic Party in it's totality are committed to making our debt crisis worse by raising the debt limit, ensuring that the government will spend more money that it does not have, driving us deeper into debt and closer to an all but inevitable default.

It is the professional political class that are the terrorists that threaten to blow the Republic apart, driving a truckload of explosive debt into the heart of the nation.

Instead of trying to head off the debt, Nocera snipes at the brave few who are trying to stop the truck.

Don't be surprised. What else should you expect from a radical leftist government headed by a man mentored by a real terrorist?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 2, 2011 10:25 AM

Brave few? As I understand it, depending on the poll, 41-55% of the American people agree with the Tea Party on economic issues.
- Lower taxes to promote business development
- Smaller less costly government
- Reduced regulation

Posted by: styrgwillidar at August 2, 2011 12:23 PM

We are in the middle of a revolution, and as with all revolutions the outcome cannot be confidently predicted with any assurance.

How things are done will be changed in the future; how laws are enacted and enforced, how the general public interacts with government and authority. We've seen how the sausage gets made, and it will alter how we deal with the sausage makers.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at August 3, 2011 12:51 AM

Didn't the Tea Party kill that journalist a few years ago? That must be what they are concerned with.

Posted by: david7134 at August 3, 2011 09:14 AM