Is it any wonder that the Tea Party was singled out by the Internal Revenue Service, based on the level of hatred aimed at them by the Democrats in charge? A compilation of the recent remarks has been posted at Liberty Unyielding today, and include horrific name-calling by the highest levels of government. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and even President Obama's "spiritual advisor" have all resorted to pointing fingers at the Tea Party, using reckless and irresponsible language.
Despite the fear-mongering over the "government shutdown," it is actually more like a "slimdown" since the vast majority of federal employees are still working. Indeed, Josh Barro of Business Insider reported this week that "of about 4.1 million people who work for the federal government, about 80% will still be expected to show up for work."
It is clear that the loss has been greatly exaggerated for the purpose of politics. Today, many Democrats voted against funding for National Guard and Reserve Pay. It is likely that they want Americans to feel the burn as much as possible, as reported today by Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner who writes, "Senate Democrats blocked four resolutions to fund government programs..."
Justin Sink of The Hill wrote today that in criticizing a Republican who stood against the name-calling, Obama said,
“If you're being disrespected, its because of that attitude you've got...”
President Obama's tweet is shockingly unpresidential. It is as if the Democrats want the Tea Party conservatives, who believe in "limited government" as taught by the founding fathers, to be intimidated and silenced.