The 8 most ridiculous quotes from liberals about conservatives

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It was tough to narrow this list down to only eight, but thanks to Left of the Mark we had quite a selection from which to choose. Liberals appear to have a pretty limited playbook — just take whatever is the biggest villain du jour and smack that label on your opposition. Here we present 8 of the most ridiculous liberal quotes about conservatives.

1. “The Republicans have provided a laundry list of essentially ransom demands of things that were essentially the Romney agenda that was rejected by voters that they know can’t pass in normal circumstances. They say give us these things or we will blow up the economy…We are for cutting spending. We’re for reforming our tax code. We’re for reforming our entitlements. What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. We’re not going to do that.”

– Dan Pfeiffer, Explaining the White House refusal to consider basic spending restraint in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper

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2. “In addition to their vow to blow up Obamacare and shut down the American government this September, they’re also moving to block an increase in the debt ceiling. That means the government wouldn’t be able to pay its bills, wouldn’t be able to pay its debts, would go into default. The consequences — it would destroy the United States credit rating, of course, and send us spiraling into default. This is Cruz’s operation here, by the way, and his allies’ operation. This is more than just obstructionism, this is political terrorism…I believe it’s terrorism.”

-Chris Matthews on his MSNBC show, “Hardball”

3. “Paul Ryan … may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core.”

– Maureen Dowd, in a NYT op-ed titled, “Just Think No”

4. “[Republicans] want to use legislation as a way to act like terrorists. They hold things as hostage.”

– Henry Waxman, objecting to GOP efforts to force Obama into approving the Keystone XL Pipeline, a decision he put off for 3 years

5. “Between 2002 and 2009, the leading terrorist groups in this country were the Republican Party, and the presidential administration of George W. Bush.”

Keith Olbermann, on his TV show “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”

6. “It has become commonplace to call the tea party faction in the House “hostage takers.” But they have now become full-blown terrorists. They have joined the villains of American history who have been sufficiently craven to inflict massive harm on innocent victims to achieve their political goals.”

William Yeoman, in an opinion column for Politico titled “The Tea Party’s terrorist tactics”

7. “If sane Republicans do not stand up to this Hezbollah faction in their midst, the Tea Party will take the G.O.P. on a suicide mission.”

– Thomas Friedman, in a New York Times column

8. “[Republicans] have acted like terrorists.

– Joe Biden, discussing the debt ceiling debate in a closed-door meeting with the Democratic Caucus

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