Well, we know such an opinion was widely shared by the Democrats and the media the past several years, so it’s no wonder tea partiers were targeted by Obama’s bagmen at the IRS.
Vice President Joe Biden yesterday condemned Tea Party Republicans for “acting like terrorists” during the debt fight, sources said.
Biden made the shocking statement during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats to try and whip up support for the debt-limit deal, according to the sources.
The vice president was reacting to an irate Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who said Democrats “have negotiated with terrorists,” Politico.com reported.
“This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money,” Doyle added.
Biden agreed, saying, “They have acted like terrorists,” the report said.
The over-the-top rhetoric hit a nerve with Republicans.
“With the president holding the American economy hostage, I would prefer to think of myself as a freedom fighter,” bristled Tea Party champion Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).
“The only people taking hostages around here are those who want to continue our path toward economic ruin.”
This was nearly two years ago. Every day since the Tea Party and the right have been demagogued and demonized by the Democratic Party and the angryleft, and Obama has never once denounced the reckless rhetoric. For him to today claim he’s outraged the Tea Party has been targeted simply is not credible.