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The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts

The new civility: Dems turn public debate into schoolyard taunts

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.”


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legalizehazing | October 1, 2013 at 11:15 am

Of course that’s how it is. Meanwhile everywhere but DC Americans suffering. Today marks the official day of normalizing obamacare. Kids in this country will grow up with obamacare as normal. 16% of the economy being under completely dominated by government will be normal. Personal health decisions being controlled by government will be normal. Meanwhile the devils are still spewing their vile deceit. What a terrible day for freedom and America:(

God bless patriots.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to legalizehazing. | October 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    As Senator Cruz pointed out, healthcare in America is the size of the economy of France. Today, the Federal government just took over an economy the size of France. This is the same government who took over the Mustang Ranch brothel for unpaid taxes and ran it out of business. If you can’t take over a thriving whorehouse that serves free booze and keep it profitable, why does anyone think the same group can run my healthcare?

      legalizehazing in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | October 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      After Flake and McCain abandoned my state in totality I feel utterly powerless. I proudly interned for McCain in 2006. But both have clearly abandoned not only the party’s principles but the Arizona Constitution.

      AZ Constitution:
      Section 1. A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of
      individual rights and the perpetuity of free government.

      Section 2. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their
      just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain
      individual rights.

      I think I’ll organize a voluntary nonviolent militia only for the sake of organizing a militia.

      MarlaHughes in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | October 2, 2013 at 5:46 am

      Actually the government never took over and attempted to run the Mustang Ranch. However, I agree that government is both inefficient and, in some cases, positively evil.
      I do have to point out that the House has been passing and sending to the Senate ‘piecemeal’ legislation for years and Reid just tossed them in a backlog file. It wasn’t Cruz’s idea. His idea was defund it and hold the line on that. I like Cruz, but let’s not go overboard on hero worship. The left got Obama as a result of that type behavior and mentality.
      It would also lose us some great conservatives to work against their reelection based on rumors and/or interpretations of their actions from left wing, or even libertarian, sites/people whose goal(s) are to eliminate the GOP. I’m holding firm to the proposition that someone who agrees with me 85% of the time is much better than someone who agrees with me 15%. I’m an individual. I will never find someone who agrees with me 100%. Sometimes that’s a good thing as that allows me to stand screaming on the side lines when a favorite fast ball champion fouls a ball.

I can never remember, is it transference or projection?

Don’t forget “Brinksman”

The Democrats and their propaganda arm (MSM) are fooling fewer and fewer people. Everybody paying any attention at all knows this is Harry Reid’s shutdown and Obama’s refusal to admit his Obamacare disaster. This time they are under-estimating the intelligence and sense of betrayal of the American people.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | October 1, 2013 at 11:44 am

American Consumers have already rejected Obama-Care.

What else can they do when the low-ball estimates already state it will cost a family of 4 making only $50,000 about $7,000 Plus a year.

Poor people are going to knock down the exchange walls to give 14% or more of the income extra to Obama? No way!

The Dems shut down the government on purpose to hide the plain crash site of ObamaCare?

ObamaCare has already crashed and burned – bringing down the Democrats and the Big Lie Media. The exchanges and their managers are hiding today because they aren’t ready and state it will be months and months before they are even close to being ready. (Sign up but not ready for work.)

“PORTLAND, Ore. — Rocky King, the executive director of Oregon’s new health insurance exchange, has done everything in his power to tamp down expectations for its opening on Tuesday.”

” Peter V. Lee, the executive director of California’s exchange, joked in the conference call with Ms. Ferguson last week that he expected a total of two people to sign up for health plans on Day 1.”

As far as we can tell California is not a Republican state so Bob Garrett needs to reexamine his talking points. The problems are everywhere according to the not Republican Washington Post: “Reports of problems precede launch of Obamacare…

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. — Abraham Lincohn

NC Mountain Girl | October 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

According to Pew most of those who are paying attention are either mad as hell or increasingly frustrated. And those young Obama voters? They aren’t paying attention at all.

Really, yes, how dare the Republican House not just kowtow to the demands of the Senate, with the understanding that if it does not, the Senate will refuse to bring legislation to the floor, refuse to pass a budget, and refuse utterly to do its job.

Because it’s unhinged, insane, terroristic, extortionistic and arsonistic to not let the Senate be dictator.

average josephine | October 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I want to learn how to exaggerate so easily and so freely, like Nancy Pelosi. It must be very, very liberating to feel no responsibility for maintaining contact with reality while you are speaking.

For an old Catholic girl, she is impervious to guilt or to shame.


They do it because it works. And they’ll keep doing it until it stops working. That is, until Republicans figure out how to fight back.

Every single one of these name-calling Democrats has taken the Article VI oath to “this Constitution.” (Use of the specific descriptor “this” was intentional (used 11 times in the 1787 text); meaning, the written one, not some imagined version.) Many of these Dems have taken that oath more than once.

It’s a document of limitation. Of course Democrats fully understand that. What Democrats routinely do is ignore the entire overarching limiting thesis of the Constitution and hope that the voters won’t notice so that bit-by-bit freedom is eroded. So far it’s worked, aided in no small measure by the media which is also in on the game of huge government.

The sin (in the eyes of Democrats) of the TP representatives is that the TPers are taking their Article VI oath seriously.

The Tea Party is a truly sad, unhinged political force in this country. The fact that you think holding the economy hostage if you don’t get your way (asking the Senate and President to veto a law in effect because you really, really, really don’t like it) is disgusting and profoundly harmful to Americans (hey, I thought you guys were the ultimate country loving, patriots). Threatening to destroy things as a political tactic is something that’s done in 3rd world countries by radicals and desperate entities. The Tea Party has become an even more ugly, delusional and disturbing political horror than first imagined. Hopefully, this will all blow the f#$% up in your faces and severely wound your cause.

    pfg in reply to gadfly. | October 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Gadfly? Gadfly? That name was familiar to me. Then I remembered. That was the name of the legendary New York City police commissioner in the early 1850s famous for enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. He developed the strategy of using dogs and various then-novel surveillance techniques in finding runaway slaves hiding in NYC. He was rather successful.

    Many in NYC objected to that law, a part of the Missouri Compromise of 1850, and they asked the Senate and the President to veto the fugitive slave law because they really, really, really didn’t like it. But Commissioner Gadfly explained to the full and complete satisfaction of all dissenting New Yorkers that it was very important to capture these runaway slaves because,

    IT’S. THE. LAW.

    AnyKenny in reply to gadfly. | October 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    P R O J E C T I O N

    DriveBy in reply to gadfly. | October 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I enjoyed some of your amusing posts last week, but this one is so factually wrong and the content so rambling. Nothing personal, but this: “…asking the Senate and President to veto a law in effect…” is just a dumb statement to post. Look at it again, I think that you will agree with me.

    As well, the ACA is not on the table; the House is not trying to repeal it, even though they would like to and The Tea Party and most Americans would like would like them to. The issue in the House CR is simply to have the Congress, their employees, the President, etc… participate in the ACA provide healthcare exchanges as opposed to their being treated as elitists and enjoying free private healthcare that non-government American’s cannot.

    Please go back to writing funnier and more factual/accurate stuff!

    Radegunda in reply to gadfly. | October 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Funny who leftists think a temporary shutdown of nonessential government functions equals crashing the whole economy or taking it “hostage” — as though they can’t imagine an economy that isn’t completely and directly controlled by the government. They also believe that all of the money we earn really belongs to the government and whatever we’re permitted to keep is a “handout.”


    Fabi in reply to gadfly. | October 1, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Holding the economy hostage? How on Earth did you come to this conclusion? Kindly explain or quit parroting statist talking points…

I have been keeping a list of words they have called Republicans.(although some names were for Ted Cruz)
absurd, aimless and destructive, anarchists, arrogant jerk, arsonists, bizarre, crazy, dangerous, despicable, dishonest, dumb, extremists, extortionists, fraud, gangsters, hostage takers, irresponsible, Joe McCarthy, kidnappers, monster, murderers, nihilists, obstructionists, rapists, reckless, suicide bombers, terrorists, weird.

Funny, I haven’t heard racist YET!!

    DaveTurson in reply to wendybar. | October 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I’m partial to Reid’s misuse of the political word rump. That dirty old man is
    calling them a$$es with his “Rump Republicans” jab.

    Radegunda in reply to wendybar. | October 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    And they had a fit because Boehner disrespected poor Barky. Respect is a one-way street in Dem-world.

Oh, and the list above are names they called us only in the last week.

Oooh. I am so happy to see this article. I have more names to add to my signature, so the below is out of date:

I’m one of those that D.C. and the media et al call “an ankle biter peasant angry mob moron raaaaaacist troublemaker evilmonger astroturf stupid disruptive rightwingnut Indy hick Neanderthal kkk applicant K street Lobbyist hired mob un-American Nazi-loving brown-shirt bitter clings to guns and Bible homophobic xenophobic redneck teabagger irrational extremist whacky maverick fire-breathing nut job just want to see you die bigot nativist Islamophobe mosque basher psychopath nuts whacko fruitloop flat-out crazy paranoid unwashed ignorant illogical subversive unhinged fanatic loon enemy coward exterminationist captive to my fears don’t think clearly hater scared moonbat flat earther birther carny barker full of extreme rhetoric and vitriol desperate and dangerous with a sloping forehead goofball weasel destructive child Walmart shopper low information voter fragger (baby-kidnapping) terrorist extremist suicide bomber bomb throwing democracy threatening Al Qaeda (Christian)Taliban hostage taker jihadist ignoramus destructive child delusional ignoramus economic terrorist tyrant hobbit real enemy maintaining states rights and slavery going to hell put party before country son of a bitch barbarian at the gate apocalyptic cult zombie mis-information voter extremist small government posse type callous bigoted tool bozo motherfucker bitches freeloader, squealing pig, slut shaming slimebucket fat ass whackobird chirper.” 6-16-13

Subotai Bahadur | October 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Something I noticed, a coincidence or a parallel perhaps. As janitor says above, according to Obama and the Democrats:

Because it’s unhinged, insane, terroristic, extortionistic and arsonistic to not let the Senate be dictator.


So they flatly and openly refuse to negotiate with any opposition.

Today in Foreign Policy magazine they had a piece about how the evil, mean, nasty dictator Assad was refusing to negotiate at all with anyone who opposed him.

I think I understand part of the reason Obama wanted to go to war to overthrow Assad [aside from Obama’s own documented history of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Quada]. He views Assad as competition for how best to oppress his own people.

Sounds like the House GOP is multi-tasking (and getting under their skin).

“have lost their minds” because they “keep trying to do the same thing over and over again.”

Describes hairy perfectly. Were I you, (thank God I ain’t) I’d talk to Moroni about that hairy, I would say, that HE thinks, stuffing YOU into Yucca Mtn. would be a damn great idea, you know, with the OTHER WASTE..

Nice Halloween mask debbie.

TrooperJohnSmith | October 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Soon, Obama will be in his bunker playing spades with Reggie Love while Harry Reid speaks on MSNBCCCP of new Wunderwaffen that will turn the tide of battle against the GOP to achieve his hoped-for Thousand Year Continuing Resolution. “Ein budget? Nein! Ve don’t neet und stinkink budget!”

A POX on all of them.

Having lived under Obama’s regime I cannot help but think that this entire failure to roll out Obama care was planned to fail. Now that he has his crises (shutdown and trainwreck) where is the advantage?

What is Pelosi’s problem?

She did say that Congress had to pass ObamaCare into law so that we could see what it is.

They did, and now that we know what is actually in it, we have decided we don’t want it.

Thanks anyway, though.

No wonder Liberal talk radio died. Too many people like gadfly were offering opinions that offered no intellectual stimulus nor facts to back them up; rather, we just got vitriol.



Given the way they’re acting when they can’t get what they want – perhaps Liberalism really is a psychological problem? They’re clearly not able to filter their emotions.

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