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Sunday, October 13, 2013

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Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert Accuses Vietnam Vet John McCain Of Being In Bed With Al-Qaeda (VIDEO)

AUTHOR OCTOBER 12, 2013 5:01 PM

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The Republican Party civil war has boiled over to the point where members of the Tea Party are now accusing moderate Republicans of supporting terrorists. – Credit Daryl Cagle,

The Republican Party civil war over the government shutdown has boiled over to the point where members of the Tea Party are now accusing moderate Republicans of supporting terrorists. During a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington DC, Texas Tea Party Congressman Louie Gohmert viciously attacked John McCain. Gohmert accused the Arizona Republican and Vietnam War veteran of being an ally of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that was responsible for the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Tea Party Rep. Louie Gohmert says John McCain is a supporter of Al-Qaeda

“I heard just before I came some senator from Arizona,” Gohmert said referring to McCain. “A guy that liked Qadaffi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that’s been to Syria and supported Al-Qaeda and rebels. But he was saying today ‘The shutdown has been a fool’s errand.’ And I agree with him. The President and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down.”
Here’s the video via Raw Story:

Why did Gohmert attack McCain?

Why did Gohmert turn on McCain? Because McCain blamed Republicans for the government shutdown and called holding America hostage in the effort to defund Obamacare a “fool’s errand.” McCain had appeared on Fox News before Gohmert spoke at the Summit on Friday.

Here is coverage of Senator McCain’s appearance from Talking Points Memo:

Last week, Republicans used World War II veterans in a shameless political photo-op to make themselves look like heroes. They pretended to care about military vets in order to get good press. But now that a Vietnam War veteran has spoke up in opposition to the Tea Party shutdown, extreme right-wing congressmen like Gohmert are quick to disrespect those who fought for our country. It’s another example of how conservatives are eating their own. If you’re a Republican and you don’t agree with extreme conservatism, the Tea Party sees you as an enemy and they’ll attack you like Gohmert just attacked McCain. Saying such things about any war veteran is despicable. McCain, like him or not, has served America for decades. Attacking his patriotism by insinuating that he’s in bed with Al-Qaeda is unforgivable.

Republicans are being attacked by the Tea Party monster they created
For years, Tea Party Republicans have been relentlessly referring to Democrats as terrorists while moderates like McCain stood by silently. Now those very same Tea Party Republicans are playing the terrorist card on fellow Republicans who aren’t toeing the extreme conservative line. In a way, it’s poetic justice. After all, McCain did choose Tea Party darling Sarah Palin to be his running mate in 2008 and Republicans continued to build the Tea Party monster to serve their purpose of capturing the House two years later. With that monster came violent rhetoric, lies, a rejection of facts, ignorance, name-calling, an extreme right-wing agenda, an unwillingness to compromise, racism, etc… Now Republicans are getting a taste of how the Tea Party has attacked Democrats all these years. How long will Republicans tolerate being attacked by the lunatics in their party before they fight back by doing the right thing and reopen the government?

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