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August 01, 2011

The New Tone: Biden Says Tea Partiers "Acted Like Terrorists"

Liberals often whine that conservatives go looking for external enemies to fight.

You know what's worse than making war with an external enemy? Making war with an internal one -- the preference of the Left.

Understanding never runs out for Islamist killers, but there are limits to how much tolerance they can gin up for American Taliban.

Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit.

Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.

“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle 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,” according to several sources in the room.

Biden’s office declined to comment about what the vice president said inside the closed-door session.

Earlier in the day, Biden told Senate Democrats that Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” in trying to negotiate deals.


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