Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ): “Negotiating With Republicans Is Almost Like Negotiating With Terrorists” (Video)
Oh that Democrat civility …
No wonder Democrats can’t call it a war on terror and feel the need to treat all Americans in airports like they are terrorists … liberal Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) stated during a press conference that negotiating with Republicans is almost like negotiating with terrorists. Really, it is like negotiating with terrorist, really? Where is the comparison of saying that the GOP is like Nazis or calling them racists as well? How sad that Democrats are more concerned with partisan politics and talking points for 2012 election than the American people and jobs.
Senator Menendez in an over the top partisan manner took aim at Republicans for opposing his party’s plan to extend the Bush-era tax cuts only for the middle class, accusing them of holding the cuts “hostage.” Since when is preventing raising taxes during a recession and a jobless economic recovery a bad thing? A note to the American public, raising taxes on anyone during a recession holds the America economy hostage.
ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports: Did Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) just compare Republicans to terrorists?
Well, not really. But he did compare negotiating with Republicans to negotiating with terrorists.
At a press conference with fellow Democrats, Menendez lashed out at Republicans for opposing Democratic efforts to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class while allowing the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire.
He accused the Republicans of holding middle class tax cuts “hostage” to tax cuts for the wealthy. That’s a common Democratic line, but Menendez took the analogy a step further.
“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results? It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists.”
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor responded, ” Um…No Senator, it is not. Not at all.” How clueless and out of touch could a party be to so trivialize terrorism and how terrorists deal with others. What an offense to the American public. No wonder Democrats suffered massive defeat in the 2010 midterm elections.