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Hot Air » Blog Archive » It’s come to this: Scott Brown’s a “far-right tea-bagger,” says Chuck Schumer

Republicans.  Make these guys explain that term, publicly.  Make them stand in front of a group, the next time you hear it and make them explain to the US people what they are calling them.  Either they pretend they don’t know what it means and have to apologize or if they do know what it means, they have to tell the US how they are equating them to ball sacks.

“Tea-bagger.” Now being used by U.S. Senators. Not even in private conservation either, a la Reid or Chuckles himself when he dropped the word “bitch” on a flight attendant a few weeks ago.

This comes from … a fundraising e-mail.

I got the message below from Ted Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, and I wanted to make sure you saw it.

Martha Coakley is running to fill the rest of Ted Kennedy’s term, and her opponent is a far-right tea-bagger Republican.

It would be bad enough to lose this seat — and Democrats’ sixtieth vote in the Senate — right before the final health care reform vote. But it would be even worse for the decisive “no” vote to come from Ted Kennedy’s old seat.

Please note: This is the same guy who spent weeks wetting his pants during his first Senate run when Al D’Amato called him a “putzhead” in a private meeting. I know Durbin’s probably next in line for majority leader when, not if, Nevada finally takes care of Reid, but Schumer’s really his heir apparent. Same nastiness, same cynicism, same snide, two-bit demagoguery. The difference is that Reid apologized for the “negro” comment whereas this will be defended with “who, me?” little-boy fake innocence about the double meaning of the word.

Bill Kristol’s spot on: “The Democratic campaign now consists to a remarkable degree simply of screaming that Brown equals Bush/Republican/right-wing.”

Hot Air » Blog Archive » It’s come to this: Scott Brown’s a “far-right tea-bagger,” says Chuck Schumer

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