Tony Katz

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.

Tony Katz

Tony Katz is a radio talk show host, writer, public speaker and cigar enthusiast. His show can be heard on 93.1FM WIBC in Indianapolis, and at