The “unhinged” caucus: 5 nasty names Democrats are calling Republicans
Democratic lawmakers are definitely not holding back with name-calling lately, even comparing conservatives to arsonists, people with bombs strapped to their chests, and extortionists.
Check out 5 recent outrageous accusations, which have the Democrats seeming rather, um, “unhinged” themselves.
1. “Unhinged” Arsonists
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, told Candy Crowley of CNN in a recent interview that the House GOP is “unhinged” and attempted to use an analogy to equate their actions with burning down a house. “You have Republicans on the other side who are irrational and not playing with a full deck. Would you — if you didn’t like the redesign of your kitchen, would you burn the whole house down or would you try to make modifications to the kitchen? These people have come unhinged.”
2. Insane People Who “Have Lost their Minds”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bemoaned on the Senate floor how House Republicans “have lost their minds” because they “keep trying to do the same thing over and over again.”
3. “People with a Bomb Strapped to their Chest” (aka Terrorists)
Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer candidly revealed in an interview that, “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest”.
4. Blatant Extortionists
White House press secretary Jay Carney called the House GOP budget a “blatant extortion,” on Monday.
5. “Legislative Arsonists”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called House GOP “legislative arsonists” on State of the Union Sunday morning. “But for many of them, I call them legislative arsonists. They’re there to burn down what we should be building up in terms of investments and education and scientific research and all that it is that make our country great and competitive.”