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Harry Reid: Tea Party Is Made Up Of Anarchists

May 3, 2013 by  

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blamed Tea Party candidates for Congressional dysfunction and claimed that supporters of the small-government movement are advocates for anarchy.

“We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government, and I learned about the anarchists,” Reid said. “Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.”



This week, speaking on “The Rusty Humphries Show,” Reid doubled down on his remarks.

“I believe that, my experience with the Tea Party is that they are against government in any form. They throw monkey wrenches into the government,” he said. “It’s evident. We can’t get things done. They don’t want anything to happen in government. We pass laws. They fight funding the laws we pass. They don’t want government to work. I want it to work.”

Meanwhile, Tea Party adherents and libertarian-leaning Republicans like Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas continue to gain supporters throughout the Nation who recognize them as something different from the two-Party status quo.

Reid’s condemnation of the Tea Party, combined with recent criticisms of small-government junior legislators by the likes of Republican bureaucratic dinosaurs such as Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), should do nothing but make Tea Party lawmakers more appealing to an American public that has been repeatedly screwed by the old guard of both major political parties.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://Personalliberty Thebossman

    If the old guard in DC would listen to the people we might not be so disenfranchised from them. The young new Senator s have the right ideas that need to be implemented to save this country.
    If they were anarchistis they would be dragging them out to the trees in the national mall and Hanging all of those old dinasours that are all living with the ideas that we can continue to spend are way to utopia

  • Joshua Kim Ream

    He’s needs to address that his statement is on speculation. There has been no history or record where a Tea Party member has commited or even advocated radical actions. We express our displeasure on how our government is doing their job and exercising our Rights.
    Florida started a hotline for citizens to report “government-haters” for the sake of safety. This is exactly what Stalin had during his regime.

    “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.”

  • Clayton R. Upchurch

    It is very clear that the Founders,via the Constitution, established a limited federal government with most of the normal governing left to the states.

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  • stretch

    Harry Reid is in cahoots with Obama to bankrupt this great Country? I just dont understand why Nevada keeps putting this Communist back in office? Get rid of Harry Reid and this country will prosper.


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