Vice President Joe Biden yesterday condemned Tea Party Republicans for “acting like terrorists” during the debt fight, sources said.
Biden made the shocking statement during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats to try and whip up support for the debt-limit deal, according to the sources.
The vice president was reacting to an irate Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who said Democrats “have negotiated with terrorists,” Politico.com reported.
“This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money,” Doyle added.
Biden agreed, saying, “They have acted like terrorists,” the report said.
To which Tea Party champion Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) replied:
“With the president holding the American economy hostage, I would prefer to think of myself as a freedom fighter,” . . .
“The only people taking hostages around here are those who want to continue our path toward economic ruin.”
Here. At least some elected officials got the memo that we are out of frick’en money, such as Sen. Paul. Others, like Biden, are clueless.