(Video) John Kerry’s prophetic plea: don’t allow tea partiers on the debt ‘super committee’

John Kerry: when you're right, you're right.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, Sen. John Kerry dressed down the media for giving equal time to mad people who think defaulting on the debt is a good thing. But that’s not the most important thing he said.

Kerry also implored his Republican colleagues not to allow the extremists whose mania for slashing government and refusal to allow a dime’s worth of revenue to come out of the pockets of the rich, onto the “super congress” that will try to negotiate a grand bargain on debt and deficits (if it isn’t declared unconstitutiional before it gets a chance.)

Why? Because if the tea party faction has its way, the Republican side of the bipartisan commission will be stacked with anti-tax, anti-government lunatics of the same stripe who brought us America’s first-ever credit downgrade.

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4 Responses to (Video) John Kerry’s prophetic plea: don’t allow tea partiers on the debt ‘super committee’

  1. bmull says:

    I disagree. The best thing for liberals is to have the committee deadlock, and that is more likely with right-wing idealogues are on it. The problem is going to be conservadems. They’re the ones who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near that committee.

  2. nathkatun7 says:

    @BMULL
    How can deadlock be a good thing for the country? The issue here is not about what’s best for liberals. The issue is how to govern in an ideologically divided country. This is the problem with left wing ideologues: they emulate the right wing tactics. This country cannot move forward if it’s deadlocked. In my humble opinion, anyone who advocates congressional deadlock is irresponsible.

  3. bmull says:

    @nathkatun7
    You’re saying that liberals should accept radical conservative policies because the conservatives are irresponsible and uncompromising, and deadlock must be avoided at all costs. In my humble opinion, that’s absurd.

  4. Flo says:

    Some feel that it would be better to trigger the triggers than to have a dumb deal, since the Republicans have promised to appoint “no revenues” consevatives to the committee.

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