Bachmann and Palin outraged at Biden’s Tea Party ‘terrorist’ jab

The weird Sisters, hand in hand, Posters of the Sea and Land…~ Shakespeare’s Macbeth

When I see Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann or Liz Cheney cackling over anything the Obama administration says or does, I’m reminded of the three witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

My apologies to good witches everywhere!

The Hill

Vice President Biden found himself under fire Tuesday from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who condemned alleged comments he made attacking the Tea Party.

Bachmann, a GOP presidential candidate, and Palin, a potential candidate, each reacted with outrage at a report that Biden, at a closed-door meeting with Democrats yesterday on Capitol Hill, said that Tea Party Republicans had “acted like terrorists” in negotiations over a debt-ceiling compromise.

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Bachmann, who identifies heavily with the Tea Party, emailed supporters late Monday night to ask them to sign a petition demanding an apology from Biden. She joined Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in asking Biden to apologize.

“Only in the bizarro world of Washington is fiscal responsibility sometimes defined as terrorism,” Bachmann wrote.

Palin also expressed outrage during an interview Monday night on Fox News.

“What we’re feeling is that growing more debt isn’t going to get us out of debt, and raising taxes in a down economy is a bad idea, and we’re taking a stand in light of those,” she said. “And so to be called a terrorist because of our beliefs from the vice president, it’s quite appalling. It’s quite vile.”

Whether other Republican presidential candidates join the pile-on is yet to be seen. Both Bachmann and Palin are seen as political figures whose own political fortunes are heavily tied to the Tea Party movement, the ascendant group of grassroots conservatives that Palin in particular has especially encouraged.

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  1. Though it is still not clear whether the comment was actually said I am always amused how the right wing and especially Palin and Bahmann who have spewed an un godly amount of rhetoric about the dems, liberals and of course the Manchurian , kenyan, moslem , socialistic nazi death panel promoting, terrorist loving president…
    I have been on the earth for 56 years and have followed the US in some of the most contentious debates but I have only admiration for how the right wing media managed to distract the world from the years of destructive policies by the right wing that has led America into an irrevocable black hole with the destruction of the middle class the enrichment of coporatism and a reversal of freedom back to the 50’s where the they use the government to enforce social change…

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    1. I have been on the earth for 56 years and have followed the US in some of the most contentious debates but I have only admiration for how the right wing media managed to distract the world from the years of destructive policies by the right wing that has led America into an irrevocable black hole with the destruction of the middle class the enrichment of coporatism and a reversal of freedom back to the 50′s where the they use the government to enforce social change…

      Welcome Josh! I agree. In fact you hit the nail on the head when you said that:

      The Rational Radical:

      Everything the right-wing does is designed to accomplish one of two things, either:

      (a) transfer wealth from everyone else to the rich, or,
      (b) distract everyone else from the fact that (a) is occurring.

      I think of Fox news, The Teabaggers and the GOP every time I see that saying.

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      1. a & b is spot on!

        Josh is right about the two lunatics, as they love bashing Democrats, Liberals, Progressives and anyone else who is fair game, but instantly pull out the crying towels, the minute someone bashes them. They’re act is getting stale fast.

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