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07-29-2011, 11:21 AM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=103x617080)

There is nothing that defines DU as a group than this.

People who elected congress to decrease spending and taxes for the betterment of our county and a benefit to all who live here in the long term are Terrorists.

People who blow things up because they think that that is what God told them to do, and their holy book tells them to dominate other people and other religions is just someone who is misunderstood or a "freedom fighter".

RyanPsych (212 posts) Fri Jul-29-11 10:11 AM
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The Tea Party's Terrorist Tactics

Even in the absence of default, credit agencies would almost surely downgrade our credit worthiness, producing increases in interest rates that would slow the economy, increase unemployment and force families into foreclosure and bankruptcy. As the markets dropped, families would watch their retirement and education savings and their dreams disappear.

Rather than reject the unthinkable, the tea party harnessed this potential harm as its weapon of mass destruction. For pragmatists, it allowed a hostage-taking. The pragmatists threatened to defeat a raise in the debt ceiling unless Congress and President Barack Obama rejected taxes on the wealthy and accepted budget cuts that would move the country toward the tea party’s idealized vision of an America. Their dream is an alternate version of the United States — before the New Deal, the Great Society and civil rights laws alleviated massive inequality and injustice — and extended American opportunity.

The tea party faction could not achieve these goals through straight up democratic means because of their unpopularity. So it resorted to its threat of mass destruction. They were able to do so because they formed a disciplined bloc that gave them leverage over the House leadership and because of the threat that members who did not go along would face primary challenges from the right.

Hard-core tea party members were empowered by their oft-repeated disdain for reelection. They were liberated to pursue their radical course because they were freed from the traditional constraint on members of Congress, imposed by the need to face the voters.

continue reading at: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/60202_Page2.h...

All because liberals can't stand the thought that they might not be able to spend as much of other peoples money than they want to.

Conservatives are willing to raise the debt limit, but liberals are NOT willing to cut spending. So just who is it that is obstructing and who wants to default?

07-29-2011, 02:46 PM
Come on now. Too many facts are a real downer to the rush of lies that delude their fevered and atrophied brains.

07-29-2011, 02:50 PM
Come on now. Too many facts are a real downer to the rush of lies that delude their fevered and atrophied brains.

Sorry AmPat, I think you are a bit off. To say atrophied brains would mean they had a brain to start with. :p

07-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Bite yer tongue, I'm seldom wrong. They were born with a sponge and they chose to saturate it with sewer water.