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Joe Biden: Tea partiers are 'like terrorists

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As I noted over the weekend, it seems the popular meme in liberal circles these days is to compare the tea party to terrorists. Well, add another name to the list of liberal politicians and media personalities who are likening peaceful political dissent to suicidal murder.

VP Joe Biden so eloquently spells out that infamous "new tone" for us:

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.

Stay classy, Joe.

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