Harry Reid, the uncrowned champion of pork barreling, has called Tea Party Republicans “anarchists” for offering amendments on ObamaCare through an energy efficiency bill:
Reid (D-Nev.) said Tea Party Republicans are preventing progress on an energy efficiency bill by offering amendments on ObamaCare and other unrelated issues.
“We’re diverted totally from what this bill is about. Why? Because the anarchists have taken over,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “They’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate.
“People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is all about — are winning, and that’s a shame.”
You seem to be a little confused, Mr. Reid. Tea Partiers do believe in government, but a limited form that isn’t being shoved down the throats of the American people on a daily basis. If the Tea Party truly were anarchists, they wouldn’t support passing a CR which funds all of government except ObamaCare; they would support burning Capitol Hill to the ground and dancing on the ashes.
Furthermore, the Tea Party hasn’t, in fact, taken over the House, as it’s currently being run by a bunch of RINOs. As for the Senate; well, if the Tea Party had taken over that chamber, there would be a far more competent Senate Majority Leader than the current one. Just saying.