Sen. McConnell: What’s “Extreme”? SPENDING!

While the Senate Democrats are busy trying to establish the public’s opinion to link the Tea Party with the word “extreme”, this morning Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) defended the Tea Party from the floor of the Senate.

Sen. Paul (KY) & Rep. West (FL) at Capital Tea Party Rally - 3-31-11

McConnell begins:

If you ask me, the goals of the Tea Party sound pretty reasonable.

These folks recognize the gravity of the problems we face as a nation, and they’re doing something about it for the sake of our future. They’re engaged in the debate about spending and debt — which is a lot more than we can say about the President and many Democrats in Congress.

He then gets to the point of what and who is really “extreme“:

What’s extreme is the thought that government can just continue on this reckless path without consequence. What’s extreme is thinking we can just blithely watch the nation’s debt get bigger and pretend it doesn’t matter. What’s extreme is spending more than a trillion and a half dollars than we have in a single year. This is the Democrats’ approach. And this is what’s extreme.

I called Sen. Cornyn’s office and learned that he signed on with the McConnell statement.

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