Who Hijacked Our Country

Friday, September 27, 2013

Bernie Sanders Lashes Out at Republican Terrorists

Senator Bernie Sanders gave an excellent speech on the Senate floor today.  Highlights include:

“But one thing is certain, you do not hold the American people hostage by threatening to shut down the government or for the first time in the history of our country not paying our bills and bringing this country and perhaps the entire world into a major financial crisis.  There was an election a year ago on this very issue — one of the major issues in the campaign — and the Republican candidate said, ‘Let’s defund Obamacare.’ He lost the election! Republicans lost seats in the Senate, they lost seats in the House! And that’s what democracy is about…What democracy is not about is a handful of members of the House of Representatives, extreme right-wing Republicans, saying, ‘If we do not get our way, we are prepared to punish tens of millions of Americans. Yeah, we lost the election. Yeah, we lost seats in the House and Senate. But we are prepared to bring this government down. We are prepared to cause, perhaps, a major global financial crisis unless we get our way!’”


“Let us not tell men and women in the United States armed forces, who today are putting their lives on the line to defend us, that they’re not going to get paid. Let us not tell police officers here in Washington and elsewhere, they may not get paid. Let’s not tell working families, who take take their little kids into Head Start so they can then go out to work, that that program may be killed. Let’s not tell senior citizens, who are on the Meals on Wheels program who can’t leave their homes who depend upon a meal, let’s not punish them because you’ve got small number of extreme right wingers who want to get their way at the expense of millions and millions of people.”

Or as Rachel Maddow put it, the GOP thinks the 2012 election was a mis-trial.

Bernie Sanders also pointed out that the GOP’s repeated hijackings and hostage-taking were “making us look like fools throughout the entire world because a handful of right wing extremists are so determined to try to destroy this president.”

President Obama has said he will not negotiate with terrorists.  He needs to follow through with that statement.  Because the Republicans’ constant threats to shut down the government and/or default on our debts if the GOP agenda doesn’t get passed — this is economic terrorism.

And these GOP economic terrorists belong in Gitmo with the rest of their kind.

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Anonymous Jess said...

Seems as if the dems have found a spine this time around. I hope so anyway, since they are really good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

September 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Liberals are not always right. Just when they think republicans cannot get any more stupid, republicans do something to prove them wrong.

September 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: I hope the Dems' spine is for real this time. The country can't afford it to not be.

Jerry: Yup, the bar keeps getting set lower and lower.

September 28, 2013 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Screamin' Mimi said...

This could be the tipping point for the Republicans, no doubt, if the Dems can stand tall. That's a big if. Hope springs eternal!

September 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Koch brothers and other Billionaires who professionally leach of the Government will get paid regardless. Even when they "turn back on" the Government, they can bill for services plus interest. So go ahead Conservative and Tea Partiers Shut it Down! The only people that will suffer will be the common Americans, the 99% of us.


September 28, 2013 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SM: Let's hope "Dems" and "stand tall" won't be an oxymoron.

Erik: That's true, the billionaires who are pushing for a government shutdown won't be affected by it; just the lowly 99%.

September 29, 2013 at 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget Gitmo. Lets send these terrorists to their own spherical red state: Mars! When they run their colony according to "conservative principles" watch how fast the environment under their dome deteriorates.

October 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: I'd love to send these GOP terrorists to Mars. But it would be a bad deal for Mars.

October 1, 2013 at 5:11 PM  

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