8/22/11, "Even in China, Joe Biden couldn't resist using the Tea Party as a political punching-bag," UK Telegraph, Nile Gardiner
"Not content with comparing the Tea Party to “terrorists” a couple of weeks ago on Capitol Hill, the vice president has travelled all the way to China to blame the grassroots conservative movement for the humiliating Standard and Poor’s credit downgrade. In response to a question from a medical student at Sichuan University, who asked about “what measures you’re going to implement to reduce those deficits and redeem the financial strength of America”, Biden declared that it was the intransigence of the Tea Party, or “a group within the Republican Party” as he put it,
- that was to blame for the current deficit-driven financial crisis."...
Pretty funny considering the Tea Party has no power whatsoever. Far left Democrats control the White House, the Senate, and all federal agencies cranking out new regulations/laws every day. The House is controlled by Establishment Beltway Good Old boy Country Club Golfing Republicans who have no intention of doing anything the Tea Party wants and keep trotting over to their pals the democrats for extra votes if they feel like passing something or not. The Tea Party is the American middle class. The Beltway thought it could be kicked around forever and would not complain. ed.
via Free Republic