Democrats and their PR firm MSNBC are calling the Republicans extremists. Why? Because the majority-GOP House passed a continuing resolution that would keep government funded through the end of the year while defunding ObamaCare. Democrats are equating the CR with “trying to shut down the federal government.” If Democrats want to see extremists, they need only look in the mirror.
It's the Democrats who are guilty of wanting to shut down the government, mainly because historically government shutdowns have been blamed on Republicans. In reality, if government shuts down, it will be because the Democrat-led Senate refuses to pass - or Obama refuses to sign, - a resolution that doesn’t fund ObamaCare.
The full-fledged smear campaign launched by the President, his Pundits, and the fake grassroots organization Organizing For Action is a testament to Democrat extremism and the Chicago way. Progressive commentator Tamara Holder actually said on Hannity that John Boehner should be arrested for extortion. She got that line from the President himself. (It’s not actually a talking point, but rather a presidential meme, offered in hopes of getting invited to the White House Christmas party. Fingers crossed, Tamara!)
Here are just a few examples of Democrat extremism:
It's extreme to lie about the effects of ObamaCare as positive and saving people money when the American people know the opposite is true.
ObamaCare doesn't work. It's a scam. All reasonable and rational people know this. But President Obama and his team of liars don’t care.
ObamaCare raises insurance premiums. A recent report said it will cost the average family $7,450 more each year. That's a far cry from “bending the cost curve,” the ObamaCare tagline. When Nancy Pelosi says ObamaCare will have a positive effect on the economy, she’s lying.
(Funny enough, there's a new website called Things Nancy Pelosi Actually Said where you get to decide whether or not Nancy Pelosi said some most ridiculous quotes you've ever heard of. Here's a hint: Yes, she said it!)
It's extreme to blame lack of gun control laws - and the NRA - for the Navy Yard murders.
Gun control is a perennial progressive talking point. Blame a mass murder on the Second Amendment, and the President, his organized (read “paid”) communities, and mainstream media will trip over one another to support you.
Mental health is a more complex issue, with nuances and ambiguities. Progressives have no incentive to stray into that particular minefield. Moral and intellectual honesty don’t seem to factor into the liberal mindset.
We're witnessing a new level of Pavlovian response in America. Any time the word “gun" is uttered on MSNBC or CNN, the NRA-haters salivate. Even when the facts are false. Even when the gun (like an AR-15) has nothing to do with the subject at hand.
The greatest mudslingers, like Piers Morgan, and celebrity hacks, like Cher and now Henry Winkler (go, reverse mortgages, go!); all want to attack the NRA. President Obama of course, gets into the game by talking about gun control at an event to "honor" those who were killed at the Naval Yard. Just as he “honored” the Tucson victims with a campaign stop and free t-shirts.
They are cowards. Except Piers Morgan; he's a coward and a whore for ratings. They're cowards because they want to talk about guns when guns aren't the problem, and they don't want to talk about mental illness when mental illness is a problem that needs open and continued discussion.
And it's extreme to direct the IRS to be your own SS.
It's clear that Obama was using the IRS to attack organizations that opposed his agenda. People who disagreed with his domestic policy. People who actively worked to ensure that his policies, plans and procedures were never implemented. Tea Party, Patriot, Constitution, Soccer Mom - all targeted by Obama's IRS.
And how wonderfully convenient it is for Obama that Lois Lerner, at the center of the criminal action, is retiring. How wonderfully convenient for the president that she'll be able to just drift off into the sunset, the problem wrapped up in a pretty little bow. She'll take the heat, along with her taxpayer paid pension. With her retirement, allegedly, she will fall on the sword (undoubtedly, in their minds, wielded by Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee and had the chutzpah to question Lerner’s involvement). Now, the Left will proclaim, the IRS has been cleansed if not cleared. Now all will be back to normal.
In Mafia parlance, it's called having a heart attack. It's when some older guy decides he needs out of the family business, has a "heart attack" during a vacation to Florida and then never returns. That's Lois Lerner.
It turns out that Barack Obama thinks he's Don Corleone. The difference is Don Corleone had a code. Don Corleone had honor.
Three different examples of extremism from one political party. It's about time Democrats realized that if they want to know the extremists in their midst all they have to do is look in the mirror. Or watch Piers Morgan.