Sunday, August 07, 2011

What?! An honest, fair-minded Columnist at the NY Times?

Turns out Tea Party's not terrorists

by Eric Dondero

This is a wonderfully heart-warming development. Joe Nocera, a regular columnist at the NY Times, wrote a scathing editorial against the Tea Party during the budget negotiations. He compared those of us on the hard right to terrorists, with doozies like this:
These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people...

For now, the Tea Party Republicans can put aside their suicide vests. But rest assured: They’ll have them on again soon enough.
Now a full mea culpa from Mssr. Nocera:
That anger reached its apex on Tuesday, when I wrote a column comparing the Tea Party Republicans to terrorists. The words I chose were intemperate and offensive to many, and I’ve been roundly criticized. I was a hypocrite, the critics said, for using such language when on other occasions I’ve called for a more civil politics. In the cool light of day, I agree with them. I apologize.
The gentleman is deserving of a great deal of gratitude. I'm sure I speak for the vast majority of libertarian Republicans/Tea Partyers, when I say, thank you Mr. Nocera.

Big h/t Glenn Beck's The Blaze

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