“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry (Rep Mike) Doyle (D-PA) said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”
Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”
Biden’s office initially declined to comment about what the vice president said inside the closed-door session, but after POLITICO published the remarks, spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff said: “The word was used by several members of Congress. The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”
Biden later denied he used that term in an interview with CBS. “I did not use the terrorism word,” Biden told CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley.
Earlier in the day, Biden told Senate Democrats that Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” in trying to negotiate deals.
The vice president’s hot rhetoric about tea party Republicans underscored the tense moment on Capitol Hill as four party leaders in both chambers work to round up the needed votes in an abbreviated time frame. The bill would raise the debt limit by as much as $2.4 trillion through the end of next year and reduce the deficit by an equal amount over the next decade.
Democrats had no shortage of colorful phrases in wake of the deal.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) called it a “Satan sandwich,” and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) called seemed to enjoy the heat analogy, saying: “the Tea Partiers and the GOP have made their slash and burn lunacy clear, and while I do not love this compromise, my vote is a hose to stop the burning. The arsonists must be stopped.”
I know what a terrorist is, Mister Vice President. I’ve been shot at by them, blown up by them and had friends and my own soldiers killed and maimed by them. Now you’re going to call me a terrorist? I’ve got a few things to call you, you sorry, corn-laden, unflushable, piece of excrement. You and all of the Democrat Party! Neither I nor any other person from the Tea Party has taken a hostage in exchange for our thoroughly reasonable demands. Nor have we severed anyone’s head, much less posted it on YouTube. When is the last time you had an IED go off under your limo on the way to work? Call someone in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and ask them about the last IED they encountered.
Make your talking points with the rest of the Democrat Party, to be echoed by Chuckie Schumer and Debbie Two Names in their next interview. We’re arsonists and terrorists because we want to stop you from spending our money willy-nilly? We are equated with the likes of Osama Bin Laden and his ilk because you feel the heat of our anger? How about feeling the heat of a few passing 7.62 rounds or maybe an RPG or two? They won’t come from the “vast right wing conspiracy,” the ones I felt came from real terrorists while I was serving my Nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Can you say the same? Can you even say you’ve served this Nation? I think not; you’ve enriched yourself at our expense.
You want to call someone a Terrorist? How about calling a spade a spade and throwing CAIR under Obama’s bloody bus along with his white grandmother and everyone else he’s tossed under there. No, CAIR is a protected species because they funnel vast sums of money to your re-election along with other lying, cheating, corrupt organizations like ACORN, Planned Parenthood and every filthy communist Union known to man.
It’s not enough you and your lying, leftist media comrades twist every psychotic criminal’s background into the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy?” Guess what! We are vast and we are right wing but we’re not a conspiracy. We conduct our business in the light of day, on blogs, on YouTube, in Republican Precinct Committee Meetings; not behind closed doors like the corrupt Democrat Party hacks that comprise your administration.
We are not the ones who lie about “unexpectedly high unemployment” or the upcoming crisis, be it 34 million uninsured or the disastrous looming interest payments on debt your administration has run up in less than three years in office. Not to mention the default that Obama admits in private won’t happen but threatens in his public, teleprompter driven speeches?
You, Mr. Vice President, were not born booted and spurred, nor was I born saddled for you to ride. We hobbit Americans will continue to apply, through our First Amendment rights, the heat you and your socialist, communist, fascist, aristocratic peers feel so hotly, beyond your current terms – through the primaries and your doomed to fail, upcoming elections. Time and time again, until our Nation is rid of your ilk once and for all. You’ll never feel the heat of an IED penetrate your limo or hear the crack of a 7.62 round past your ear, but we will remove you from office using the powers granted by the Constitution to protect the people from poseurs like you.
Terrorist or angry American Citizen, Mr Vice President? If you’d ever been exposed to the former, you’d recognize that I, and my compatriots, are the latter and proud of it.