Truth is indeed stranger than fiction. Especially when a Democrat Congressmen shares with the American public exactly why the Democrats are so frustrated with the Tea Party.
Vice President Biden reportedly compared Tea Partiers to terrorists in a private meeting with Democrats. While many other Democrats and media outlets like polico and the New York Times are using the the “Tea Party Terrorist” line, no one expressed the real feeling of liberal Democrats better than Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA).
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said in reference to the Tea Party Republicans according to sources. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
For more than 50 years, Congress has been on a spend-fest. F.D.R. started the country on the road to ruin and the velocity has increased drastically during the most-recent Democrat Congress.
The Tea Parties are looking to reverse the trend in an effort to bring the nation back to living within its means. They were elected with the charge of going to Washington and actually changing how Congress behaves. It appears that they’ve done it.
As the saying goes, if you’re not taking any flack, you aren’t over the target – the Tea Party freshmen are clearly over the target – the big spenders in Congress. Those tax-and-spend members of the House and Senate are detecting the end of an era and are lashing out at the Tea Partiers – both Democrats and Republicans are lashing out.
A few weeks ago, John McCain called them “Tea Party Hobbits”. Nancy Pelosi referred to them as “the dark side” in her pre-vote debate remarks and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL) called them extremists in her few minutes of fame on the House floor.
The Tea Parties are a purely fiscally-Conservative set of groups that focus on the size of government and how it spends tax money – your tax money.
If American voters are as frustrated with how Congress conducts its business as polls indicate – If the electorate is tired of not being able to trust Congress to do what it says, isn’t this little independent, grass roots movement the answer? Maybe a little extremism is exactly the medicine Washington D.C. needed.