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Civility, He Says: Steny Hoyer Compares Republicans to Hostage-Takers

Posted on | December 28, 2012 | 8 Comments

You stay classy, Democrats!

Less than two weeks after one of the nation’s deadliest school shootings, the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage.
“It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’ You don’t want to shoot your child. There’s no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I’ve talked to,” Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

(Via Memeorandum.)


8 Responses to “Civility, He Says: Steny Hoyer Compares Republicans to Hostage-Takers”

  1. willpeir
    December 28th, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Oh-boy. Just go for the glory, Dems. Obviously if you don’t think blind trust in government and taxes are the answer, you’re Hitler’s clone on his way to a school in order to shoot first and teach abstinence only sex education second.

  2. Jackie Wellfonder
    December 28th, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    He’s such a jackass..

  3. Christy Waters
    December 28th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Hoyer and his ilk are taking a whole generation of children hostage when it comes to our national debt.

  4. McGehee
    December 28th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    Only one whole generation? Maybe, if $16T were the only number we needed to worry about, but implicit future liabilities make that number look like chicken feed, and the effect is therefore extended several generations beyond.

  5. Christy Waters
    December 28th, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    You are correct, of course.

  6. Quartermaster
    December 28th, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    That’s another reason it will never be paid. They will refuse to be slaves to the lusts of the boomer generation and I can’t blame them a bit.

  7. Rick Bulow
    December 29th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    I have another word for him and his ilk.


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