Arsonists. Extortionists. Extremists. Terrorists. The White House has used all these terms to describe Republicans in recent days.
And now this:
Ed Henry of Fox News today asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney whether this kind of thing might be counterproductive:
My question is — a few moments ago, you were saying that it’s time for the Republicans to get serious about the budget; you used the worst “serious” a few times. How does it help you get serious, how does it help you get a deal if you’re calling Republicans “extortionists” and “terrorists?” How does it help?
Carney’s response? Double down:
I think they are attempting to extort the American people in many ways, and the economy, in order to get their partisan objectives. And I can only echo a Republican House member who accused his colleagues of being “suicidal lemmings.” I mean, that was what he said.
Wait a second. What about this?
Can you imagine a richer bubbling stew of nonsense? “Nonsense” being the nice term for it
I’ve said of Obama’s “civility” lectures that they were just an attempt to get Republicans to shut up. I was right.
H/T to Badblue for the Lemming video and to one of our readers, Sadie.