Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are both unhappy that Vice-President Joe Biden called the Tea Party a bunch of terrorists during a closed door meeting with of Senate Democrats. According to sources inside, Representative Mike Doyle (D-Penn) said, â€œWe have negotiated with terrorists. This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Biden, not wanting to be left out, spoke up as well and said, â€œThey have acted like terrorists.” They being the Tea Party. Bachmann sent a letter to supporters asking them to “Tell Biden: Tea Party Americans are not terrorist.” According to Bachmann in her letter,
“Only in the bizarro world of Washington is fiscal responsibility sometimes defined as terrorism.
Our belief that America should live within its means and not spend more than it takes in distinguishes us as patriots who love our country, not to be equated with the terrorists whose sole aim is to destroy it.
As reported by Politico, Vice President Biden seemed to compare Tea Partiers to terrorists. As Politico put it: “‘driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, [Biden] responded: ‘They have acted like terrorists,’ according to several sources in the room.” If these reports are true, Joe Biden should be ashamed of himself. He should apologize to the families of all victims of terrorism in America and around the world.
According to Politico, in that same meeting a Democratic congressman referred to the “slash and burn lunacy” adding, “the arsonists must be stopped.”
Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News to discuss her disgust with Biden’s comments, saying she was appalled. “Weâ€™re getting kinda used to being called names. Racists and inciters of violence, and being accused of things that we have nothing to do with. But, I suppose it is a bit more appalling to have been called acting like terrorists by he who is second in command of the most powerful office in the world. Itâ€™s quite appalling and certainly proves how out of touch this White House is when it comes to realizing what the silent majority of Americans are seeing and feelingâ€¦ To being called terrorists by the Vice President is quite appalling. Itâ€™s quite vile,” Palin told Fox News.