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Saturday, August 13th, 2011 @ 8:47 pm | Politics

What if liberals acted like the Tea Party?

These liberal obstructionists would be called terrorists. Not just maybe once in a private off the record meeting with the VP — but on the record and all the time. Since these liberal freshmen would seem to have the same economic goals for the U.S. as Osama bin Laden — that would be pointed out repeatedly. They’d be accused of treason. Their loyalty would be questioned: “Are they upholding the Constitution or their pledge?” There would be calls to deport them.

People would tell them to leave the country and go wreck some other economy. They’d be dubbed a hoard of Neros fiddling with their pledges while Rome burned.

If liberals were doing to their country what extremist tea party Republicans are doing to theirs — it would be called unpatriotic. A whole tsunami of sound bites would sweep the country calling for the sabotage to stop.

Liberal dissent is akin to a security breach but conservative economic calamity is given a pass. We’ve treated the tea party like they are our country’s kooky, graying, drunken uncle at Thanksgiving dinner spouting some non sequiturs he picked up on AM radio.

Yeah, mean old Democrats electing a guy who ran on reforming health care who then turned around and reformed healthcare. Dirty swindlers! But America elects the Tea Party and they go after Planned Parenthood, leave the military budget alone, and blow a hole in the side of the US economy with their debt ceiling hostage situation.

It’s just time to recognize that no matter how scruffy and sweet Crazy Uncle is inside, his crazy views have to be set aside if we’re going to properly govern this great and powerful nation. We simply have to do better.

-hw

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