Last week, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) linked the Tea Party to the tragic Jan. 8, 2011, shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D.-Ariz.). This is just one example, unfortunately, in a long line of slanders from the far left.
“I hesitate to place blame,” said Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee. “But I have noticed the tone take a very precipitous turn toward edginess and a lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.”
Wasserman Schultz is not alone. Vice President Joe Biden has compared the Tea Party to terrorists, and David Axelrod, President Obama’s political henchman, has compared Newt Gingrich to a monkey. The Washington Post quoted an Obama campaign e-mail to supporters in October of last year claiming the Republican plan for job creation is to “suffocate the economy for the sake of what they think will be a political victory. ” The President has referred to Republicans as “hostage takers.”
These statements are outrageous and are not part of a civil political discourse between the parties. Expect the left to use liberal hate speech as a means to distract the American people from the President’s failed big-government policies.
Debt Limit Increase Votes
This week, the House and Senate are expected to vote on an increase in the debt ceiling. Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.) sent a letter to the President, arguing that “America is becoming a deadbeat nation” because of the growing debt burden. The House and Senate votes will be an opportunity for members to go on the record whether they want President Obama to borrow another $1.2 trillion to pay past bills.
Under the law that empowered the President to raise the debt ceiling, any member of the House or Senate can introduce a resolution of disapproval after the President requests an increase in borrowing authority to pay debts. If each chamber passes the resolution, the President is afforded the opportunity to veto the measure.
It is expected that the Congress will not have the votes to block an increase in the debt ceiling. Yet this will be a great opportunity to focus public attention on the fact that the federal government needs to shrink spending and the debt is already too big.
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