The Obama Administration and Senate Democrats must be feeling the political pressure. The name calling season is in full swing.
In the Senate yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the Congress had been taken over by anarchists. The Vice President, not to be outdone by his Senate counterpart, said that “this sort of Neanderthal crowd” in the House of Representatives was a problem to passing certain laws. The media also joined in this week too.
While not hurling ad hominem invective, as if on cue The Washington Post fueled the anti-conservative rhetorical fire. “John Boehner is a conservative. So what do you call House Republicans opposing him?”, reads the headline of the blog post by Chris Cillizza, editor of The Fix. Cillizza pens:
We’ve thought for some time that our long-leaned on definitions of the political ideologies of various subgroups within the Republican party have felt outdated — particularly since the rise of the tea party in 2009.
Chris, ask Reid and Biden. But I think you know that.
Now that I come to think of it, we could ask the very same question about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi is a liberal. So what do you call the rest of the Democratic Caucus? Socialists? Communists. Of course not. Yet that is exactly the poisonous political climate that Reid, Biden, the Post, and many others on the Left have created in this town as well as the nation.
While name calling is not new to politics, the Left has become a lot more strident in recent years because they are not getting their way all of the time. House Republicans, what a nuisance. The GOP keeps winning control of the people’s house.
Every time the Left calls a Member of the House of Representatives things such as Neanderthal or anarchist they are, in essence, insulting the voters that elected that person. Does the Left know what they do? I think so. Hubris blinds people, including them.
I expect the verbal warfare is going to get a lot worse before the end of the month as Congress tackles the debt ceiling debate, as well as the repeal or defunding of socialized medicine (i.e., ObamaCare). The IRS investigations will provide a lot of tinder, as will the ongoing Benghazi review.
To close on a high note, we ‘Neanderthals’ and ‘anarchists’ won a huge victory in Colorado this week. Colorado voters recalled several Liberals from the Colorado state legislature for supporting anti-Second Amendment laws. The Left was not amused. According to DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.):
Voter suppression? Really? Nothing pure and simple about her comments. Wasserman-Shultz is indirectly playing race politics with this loaded gem.
It is going to be an interesting and politically lively fall Congressional session.