Lib columnist Margaret Carlson told the panel on on PBS’s “Inside Washington” that the tea party “strapped explosives” on the capitol during the debt debate.
Charles Krauthammer immediately corrected her.
NewsBusters has the transcript:
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MARGARET CARLSON, BLOOMBERG NEWS: I have to downgrade Charles here. You initially said why don’t Republicans, you know, take the victory. And it’s because there’s a nihilist caucus which is, “Listen, we want to burn the place down.” I mean, they’re not, they’ve strapped explosives to the Capitol and they think they are immune from it. The Tea Party caucus wants this crisis, and do we want to do this again six months from now? This whole two-step process is another thing which is they like the drama. They want to do it again.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I thought that post-Tucson we weren’t supposed to accuse our political opponents of being terrorists.
KRAUTHMAMMER: Strapping a bomb is a terrorist.
And, just think, Carlson is one of the more respected thought leaders on the left. What garbage.