“Who knew that people who show up with lawn chairs and coolers filled with Capri Sun packs could be so terrifying and intimidating? I guess it is if you fear a limited government and adherence to the constitution…” ~Dana Loesch
Uncle Sam stands next to Ben Franklin and Lady Liberty, who’s waving a “Don’t tread on me” banner. Signs reading “government spending out of control,” “more government = less freedom” and hundreds of American flags dot the crowd of ordinary folks clad in khakis and sun visors.
These hardly seem like the kind of menacing killers who’d set a bomb at the feet of an eight-year-old boy watching a marathon, fly jetliners into buildings, scream “Allah Akbar” as they massacre their co-workers, or elatedly behead a young soldier on a busy London street.
If you are a liberal Democrat, however, the Tea Party is just as bad as Muslim terrorists. Or worse.
According to a just-released Rasmussen poll, 26 percent of Obama supporters identify the Tea Party as the greatest threat to our nation’s safety compared to 29 percent who view Muslim extremists that way. Think about it: the school lunch room lady, your Uncle Joe and the local orthodontist pose greater danger than the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda or any of the dozens of other Islamic terrorist networks.
Insane as this is, it should come as no surprise. From our President who has called them “tea-baggers,” to Joe Biden equating the Tea Party to terrorists and the relentless comparisons to Nazis, the KKK, even mass killers like James Holmes—it’s the mantra that is beaten again and again and again.
It’s troubling. On “Hannity,” conservative talk show host Dana Loesch and Kirsten Powers, a liberal columnist for the “Daily Beast,” agree: the Left is fully responsible for this immoral equivalency.
“What’s troubling here is that the [Tea Party] is equated with Islamic terrorism…This idea, that’s pushed by a lot of people on the Left, is that the real threat to us are these alleged right-wing extremists who are supposedly operating like al Qaeda.”