Extremists

Family Security Matters

Who are the extremists? That’s the only question I’m left with after   watching last week’s capitulation of establishment Republican “leaders”  to  Democrats who want to spend another trillion dollars we don’t have.  Yeah, those  quotes mean I don’t actually consider McConnell, Cornyn,  Boehner or Cantor to  be leaders. They’re surrender monkeys.

On Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) web  site

Vitriol flowed thickly. The president, other Democrats and their media   allies scared Republican surrender monkeys much the way Putin, Assad and  the  Iranian mullahs scared them. President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy  Pelosi and  other Democrats called Republicans arsonists, domestic  abusers, hostage-takers,  the  Ku Klux Klan,  even terrorists – because how else should we interpret White  House  advisor Dan Pfeiffer’s remarks about negotiating with Republicans: “What   we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their  chest,”  he  said.  I mean, heck, the White House doesn’t even call Major Nidal Hasan a   terrorist and he shot 42 Americans, killing thirteen. They don’t call  the  Muslim Brotherhood terrorists even when they kill Christians and  burn down  their churches.

Democrats are afraid to call our enemies terrorists but they’re not  afraid  to call Republicans terrorists. Why? Because they know most  Republicans these  days are even more cowardly than Democrats are. In a  game of chicken with  Republicans, the outcome isn’t in doubt. There’s no  price to pay for gloating  after they fold either. Spike  the ball?  Go ahead. No worries. After all, Democrats know who the real  terrorists  are and would never think of taunting them. That’s why they expunge  all  references to “jihad.” That’s why they never utter the “terrorism” word  in  the same sentence with “Islam” or “Muslim,” but have no trouble  using it with  “Republican” or “Tea Party.” They don’t worry because they  know establishment  Republicans will wimp out. They know what the  pecking order is, and so do their  mainstream media allies. Everyone  knows Republicans are at the bottom, hiding  in the corner of the chicken  coop, afraid of being pecked completely clean of  feathers while Reid  and Obama strut around like cocks of the walk, and throw  our money all  around.

 

Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne, ever a sycophant for Democrats, said  Sunday on Meet The Press: “The era of the Tea Party is over.” Three years  ago, just before Tea Party Republicans took over the US House, he  wrote:  “The Tea Party is nothing new. It represents a relatively small   minority of Americans on the right end of politics, and it will not  determine  the outcome of the 2010 elections.” I suspect a much bigger  surprise for both  Democrats and establishment Republican wimps on  election day in November, 2014.  According to a Rasmussen  poll last week, 78% of Americans want to throw out the entire Congress and  start over.

Because the Tea Party Caucus in the US House of Representatives  represents  ordinary people much more closely than the Senate does. Yes,  there’s Texas  Senator Ted Cruz. There’s Utah Senator Mike Lee. There’s  Kentucky Senator Rand  Paul and a few others, but most Senate Republicans  lack political courage.  Those three weren’t elected by people who want  them to bring federal money  projects home to their states like Mitch  McConnell did with his $2 billion  Kentucky dam project that was attached  to the “compromise” bill to reopen  government. No. They were elected by  people who believe America will cease to  exist if we don’t drastically  change course very soon. They were elected by  people who fear national  bankruptcy, who believe the federal government has  vastly exceeded its  constitutional authority and must be scaled back  drastically.

The Tea Party Caucus in the House were elected by the same kind of  people –  voters who’ve been hearing Congress and the President say for  years that we  need to do something about our multi-trillion-dollar debt,  but who continue to  make it worse year after year. Are these Americans  worried about a sequester?  No. A government shutdown? No. Default? No.  Why not? Because they know those  things are inconsequential compared to  what will happen if we continue  borrowing and printing money – the  collapse of America as we know it.

Are they extremists because they want their senators and their  congressmen  to stop talking about it and actually stop it? Ted Cruz is  doing what Texans  want him to do. He’s not backing down. He’s not  playing nice with Democrats or  establishment Republicans because Texans  who elected him told him not to.  Imagine that! When he went back to  Texas last Saturday he  got an eight-minute standing ovation, after which he said: “After two months  in Washington, it’s great to be back in America.”

So back to my original question: “Who are the extremists?” Are they   Democrats and establishment Republicans who keep our federal  government’s foot  on the gas as America drives off the cliff?
Why are we told the ones  yelling “Stop!” are extremists?  

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