I thought Maureen Dowd was exaggerating when she described the tea party people as monsters until I found this photo of a tea party rally in D.C. I now see she was on the mark in saying that watching the debt debate was like watching a horror movie and the tea party people were like slashers.
Maureen Dowd must not know the meaning of the word “civility.” Not to be outdone by the (absolutely insane) rants of others, Maureen Dowd compared “tea party slashers” to “feral creatures” from a horror movie (such as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre) in her op-ed piece yesterday. Comparisons to Satan and terrorists are not looney enough for this New York Times op-ed columnist.
I’m terrified now, not of any Republican, but of the thought that she is running around loose without any supervision.
Dowd thinks that the GOP and the tea party contingent orchestrated the equivalent of the Chain Saw Massacre by asking for budget cuts – yes, that’s right – she compared their actions to a brutal horror movie.
Here is an exact quote – “…They were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in “Alien” flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth, bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones…” Read here” Read this to go trippin’ through a looney mind
Meanwhile, unemployment for July will likely come in at 9.2%; GDP is almost stalled; strapped states cannot pay the 26 weeks unemployment benefits and will probably reduce the benefit to under 26 weeks; treasuries are going nowhere; and stocks rose because the Feds hinted they will print some more funny money (QE3).