Sen. Harkin (D-Iowa) Invokes Civil War Over Debt Fight
Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin is so upset it might not be business as usual in Washington he's making ridiculous comparisons
to the Civil War.
It's dangerous. It's very dangerous. I believe, Mr. President, we are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.
Even the National Journal is forced to point out how ridiculous is the comparison. At this point, one might suggest continuing the unchecked levels of spending we've been seeing is a far greater threat to the republic than one extended speech by Senator Cruz, who Harkin went on to denounce.
Of course, it'd be a stretch to think that the United States is on the cusp of anything as violent as the Civil War.
This isn't the first time the senator has spoken out about the spiraling budget and the fight over Obamacare. Harkin suggested Thursday that Cruz looked "foolish" for his "little tirade" that lasted from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. Harkin called out Cruz as being part of "the most extreme tea-party wing" of his party, and for his "ideology-driven obstructionism."
They sure do get worked up in Washington at the thought of not being able to spend taxpayer dollars.