New Tone: NY Times Columnist Says Tea Party Is Hezbollah Faction of GOP

This must be part of that new tone of discourse we were promised…
Liberal fascist and far left columnist Thomas Friedman says the tea party is the Hezbollah faction of the Republican Party ready to take the GOP on a suicide mission.
The New York Times reported, via AP:

Alas, that is the Tea Party. It is so lacking in any aspiration for American greatness, so dominated by the narrowest visions for our country and so ignorant of the fact that it was not tax cuts that made America great but our unique public-private partnerships across the generations. If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission. No American politician was more allergic to debt or taxes than Thomas Jefferson, but he also appreciated the need to have the resources to make the Louisiana Purchase and insisted that on his tombstone it be written that he founded the University of Virginia.

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  • Tom in CA

    Now who in their right mind would believe this drivel?


  • Jenny

    Hyperbole much?

  • Ella

    This is laughable. They are terrified of us. We will lower the boom on them in November 2012.

  • Cee

    I am frustrated by the disrespectful way legitimate dissent is being treated by mainstream media. The comparisons being made of law abiding American citizens to known terrorist groups is absurd and an affront to all Americans who are simply trying to exercise their right of free speech. This does nothing but reinforce the perception (and likely truth) that certain media outlets are so biased that there is no such thing as objective reporting anymore – just opinion under the guise of news.

  • Erik

    I keep hearing from the left that Hezbollah is a serious partner to talk with, so I cant see why he would suddenly see them as a bad thing? If the left really believed that comparison, they’d be happy to discuss with the Tea Party.

  • AaronZ

    If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.

    So, Friedman is trying to save the GOP? Or does he see that the Tea Party is winning the argument, and now he’s panicking?


  • Rock

    Well you know your effective when they turn their guns on you, go Tea Party. Anyway the Left seems to have some sort of love hate relationship with Hezbollah.

  • Comanche Voter

    The thing you need to understand about Tom Friedman is that, if you read him long enough, eventually he will come down on both sides of any question. He’s not a serious person–but compared to some of the other doofiii (plural of doofus) at the NY Times, he’s one of the saner ones of a rum bunch of bozos. Think Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman and Frank Rich–by comparison Friedman shines like a polished meadow muffin–not that you can polish a meadow muffin.

  • wolf t

    The New York Times follows the same economic priciple as Congress: Running at a deficit.

    The Times is bleeding as much red ink as Washington with no chance of anyone bailing them out. So who’s behind the hezbolla sucide faction inside the Times? Could it be the ones pushing socialist agendas for America like Friedman, Krugman and Sulzberger?

    It’s time congress gave the American people what they want: a balanced budget ammendement.

    If the Times gave the public what it wants, namely a balanced editorial view, they might just have a chance of survival. But those “3 Amigos” are bent on suicide. For their paper, their country and, despite being jewish, Israel, too.

  • regularguy

    Whew! I’m sure glad we’ve achieved some sort of civility since Obama spoke so elegantly at Giffords shooting memorial. That Indian prayer there sure brought people together.

  • mbabbitt

    To state it simply: Thomas “owns a big house and calls for climate sacrifice” Friedman is an arrogant elitist, so filled with his echo chamber idiocy, you just have to shake your head in wonder. Hezbollah compared to Tea Partiers. Yeah, this by a rich capitalist lamenting that the US is not more like China. He should listen to himself sometime. He’d have a conniption fit and send himself to the Gulag that lives in his mind.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Liberal fascist and confused far left columnist Thomas Friedman says…

    You forgot Commie-loving sack of crap…

  • rbosque

    You can tell these loons are getting really desperate when they get crazier than usual.

  • Valerie

    What’s insane about expecting the government to correct an obvious overspending problem?

  • Caritas7

    Ridiculous! Private-public partnerships “over the generations” made our country great? What a joke! Here is a brief history lesson:

  • CO2HOG™

    Dear NY Times:

  • Multitude

    I’m intrigued at how poorly timed the progressive’s Fascism 2.0 has been. Perhaps Slavoj Zizek nailed it in his contemporary analysis around Marx’s oft-quoted line: “the first as tragedy, then as farce.”

    They had it all going for them: Bush2 was a major crisis-creator. The Obama game’s kickoff was the near-trillion dollar “save the global markets” Bush bailout plan. Obama crafted this into a national seizure of GM, Chrysler and other forms of industrial production. Throw in the control of large portions of the financial sector and you had the foundings of a Post-Reich that even an Austrian artist might smile at.

    Then there was Healthcare and its cornucopia of “pass it to uncover the wonderful National Progressivist Party surprises inside” enlightenment. Strange how Der Obama declared prescription drug benefits to be a demand too harsh upon the nation, yet his PeoplesHealth system that intends to fiscally exhaust medical care from cradle to grave doesn’t even merit a mention.

    But strangely, something happened these past six months. If the intentionality was immediate collapse, someone (Geithner?) didn’t put enough gas on the fire. Perhaps we should blame it on the inexperience of the Progressive Ministry’s Leader himself, having had experience insufficient to pull this off. As such, I believe there’s significant truth to this explanation. Timing any complicated structure and its delivery of products, services, “surprises for the little people”, etc. is a bitch even when you have decades of experience. For a community activist and adjunct lecturer on law topics for night school undergraduates, getting this timing right is beyond realistic expectation. Soros and friends certainly hired a Zero — a blank check, a total unknown and untraceable poseur — but with that comes the cost of a Zero’s inexperience and ineptitude in handling complex timings.

    If things continue as they’re uncovering, the timing error not only represents a significant failure of those who sought this manufactured crisis as a means to clamp down on the middle class using progresso-fascist controls, but there may even be further opportunity for counter-action that exposes critical vulnerabilities in the fascist Left’s strategy. While I doubt Boehner and the other hired clowns in DC have any capacity to evaluate this level of engagement, I’m hopeful that others are prepared to approximate a Krav Maga technique and make the progresso-fascists pay for their assault upon American constitutional society and its middle class.

  • Old One

    The smell of the left’s fear of November 2012 is so strong it is discernible to all but the terrorstruck leftists at the NY Slimes.
    The left is hemmoraging and the blood of the mortally wounded beasts & demons of the progressivism. The left’s gushing wounds are coloring the political waters deep red. The TEA Party organizations that bloodied the democorrupts in 2010 & proclaimed dead by Dingy Harrt & the chatterisng classes are lobing relentlessly firing political harpoon deep into putrifying flesh of the the debauched leviathan that is progressivism alias liberalism.

  • jorgen

    Socialism is a brain disease.

  • Winston

    NYTIMES is Mein Kempf of the Left….