Saturday, September 18, 2010

Who's Politically Extreme ?

There is a link from InstaPundit to a WSJ article. In that article there is mention of John Kerry and a statement he made about the Tea Party Movement:
The Boston Herald reports that John Kerry, the haughty, French-looking former junior senator from Massachusetts, who by the way served in Vietnam, "mocked Republicans as 'Sarah Palin's party' ":

"The news from Delaware is crystal clear: It's Sarah Palin's party now," Kerry wrote in a fund-raising e-mail titled "Delawow!" distributed yesterday. "We have to fight back. Click here to contribute right now to make sure we defeat the Tea Party extremists."
The Herald quotes Glenn Reynolds, a libertarian law professor whom the paper misidentifies as a "conservative gadfly": "I think the Tea Party couldn't ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht." Actually, make that a near-billionaire who married another man's fortune.

What caught my eye was "the Tea Party extremists".

This is a good indication of just how convoluted an 'extreme' leftist's thinking is.
What kind of person thinks that demanding adherence to our founding principles laid down in the Constitution is 'extremist'; that demanding accountability from our elected officials is 'extremist'; that advocating fiscal responsibility in federal spending is 'extremist'; that seeking to change business as usual in Washington is 'extremist'?

I also noticed something missed in the last line: "Actually, make that a near-billionaire who married another man's fortune." That man whose fortune Kerry enjoys, as if he had anything to with its accumulation, was a Republican. Then again, that is typical of Democrats - enjoying the wealth accumulated by others.

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