Wait, what? What kind of violent rhetoric is this? The “tippy-top” absurdity from Politico aside, who will denounce this uncivil talk?

Yep, according to Politico a Dem official likened the shutdown to punching a bully in the nose:

EMAIL DU JOUR: A tippy-top Democratic official tells us the reason that President Obama and Senate Democrats WILL NOT stave off a shutdown by caving to House GOP: “Time to punch the bully in his nose.”

This Twitter user jumps on board the oh-so-civil train:

Hmm. What would she think were it aimed at President Obama?


Heh. Remember even disliking Obama is “a sin” and, of course, racist.

Telling indeed.

The always awesome Amanda Carpenter, speechwriter and senior communications adviser to Sen. Cruz, cuts right to the truthful chase.



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  • $29561723

    shut it down before it takes a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy a loaf of bread.

  • grais

    Wouldn’t that be punching Americans in the nose(s)?

    Yeah…they care.


    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      So THAT’S why I woke up so sore!

      • iVillageIdiot

        You’re lucky. It’s not my nose that’s sore.

    • GrindingMills

      I’d prefer to punch the liberal bullies in the nose and remove them from government.

    • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Would that be covered under Obamacare?

  • Maxx

    Does this liberal call for violence require a costume change? I can’t picture an uppercut from a protesting vagina screaming at the top of her lungs.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      So much for my morning puke.

      • E Quilibrate

        Didn’t quite remove the aftertaste, eh?

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      ” I can’t picture an uppercut from a protesting vagina screaming at the top of her lungs.”

      Of course you can’t. Most of us living in the 21st century can’t. That particular uppercut is only practiced in cultures still stuck in the 8th century.

      Update: Ah ha! You said from, not to. Never mind.

      • E Quilibrate

        The visual I’m getting has a peculiar odor as well.

  • Republicanvet

    Awww….the shutdown will mean no Whitehut tours….oh wait!

    • Jerry Camp

      Basically, the press release reprinters in the MSM have been reprinting and reposting tthe same sh…stuff that they posted just prior to the sequester. I keep waiting for the world to end…so far, no trumpets.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Why don’t they just make like the “poor bullied gay teens” they’re always championing, and just go hang themselves?

    (Now before you think I’m some cruel heartless ogre, I’m not saying there aren’t suicidal teens who have mental health problems which need to be addressed– I’m simply suggesting that perhaps the cause of these so-called victimized gay teens the Lefties are always screaming about might also be well-served by suggesting THEY punch some of their tormentors in the schnozzle as well. But then, getting “victims” to take some responsibility and take some action to insure their own well-being is really not what the Dems are all about, is it?)

    • The Penguin … and whatnot

      I’ll agree with the quantification. But at times, almost like sacrificing one’s self for the “cause” too I think. A little cultish at times?

    • E Quilibrate

      Sounds right, but I bet there’s a festering hatred out there right now for what
      some may think you said.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        How the hell is telling people to suggest to teens, that the teens need to not internalize bullying, going to engender hate? All you do by telling gay teens that they need to stand up for themselves to the extent possible as often as possible as strongly as possible, and not take it out on themselves, is to raise a generation of those kids who don’t buy into the whole notion that somehow they are hothouse flowers– they will find out that much as soon as they get into the real world, presumably, unless they want to play “victim” their whole life as some sort of political hustle.

        Actually, my point is that the Dems probably deep down have contempt for those teens, but find them useful. If the Dems can promulgate the theory that, under certain circumstances, “bullies,” as they define the term, deserve violence of a (hopefully) figurative kind to be meted out to them, then the Dems ought to be consistent and tell those capable of standing up for themselves to their own bullies to do it, and not rely on the Dems always to do it for them. But self-reliance is not a Dem strong point– self-absorption and self-interest is. And it’s in their self-interest to feed their self-absorbed egos and be every downtrodden one’s knight in shining armor. It becomes a moral shakedown– “Since I’ve gone to bat for you, you owe me now!” and that’s what it’s REALLY about. Their bullying is “moral”– more to the point, they are immorally using your sense of morality.

  • alanstorm

    “Time to punch the bully in his nose.”

    We have been, but he won’t fall over. He keeps whining about shutting the government down, even though most of it would stay up and running.

    “President Obama and the Democrats hate Republicans more than they care about governing.”

    Well, yeah. That’s been apparent for about 5 years now.

  • mapache

    Its time for the GOP to man up and remind the White House and Senator Reid there are three CO-Equal branches of government……here is a training video for Boehner… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEqniEvNcnk

    • Republicanvet

      I agree. The GOP sucks at messaging. Every one of them should be out there stating they were elected and doing what their constituents want. Any shutdown is because Preezy Putz and his gang of bullies refuse to acknowledge that.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    I would think Tippy Top is a bit tipsy, but unfortunately, that’s how the tolerant party rolls.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Oh well, at least the Democrats have stopped calling the opposition terrorists and hostage-takers… y’know, for now.

    Boy, I’m so glad Obama made America so post-partisan. Aren’t you? 😐

    • Republicanvet

      …and improved our image in the world. Puke.

  • PatriotRG

    The dem default position is always as the victim – even when they are the aggressor. To a dem a perfect storm is a racist white bully attacking a gay black woman who runs an environmental preserve for distressed mear cats and who drives a prius.

  • conservativechick

    They punch with lies and hate rhetoric. They’re the bullies. If this shut down were so urgent and important to them, Harry would have called the Senate back to work over the weekend. They’ll show up at 2PM today with the scary shut down looming? Please. They think they hold all the cards, since everyone knows they will always blame the Republicans for everything that goes wrong.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Their arrogance is supported by the media, even Fox is cooperating.

    • grais

      They’re proving that it’s much more important to them to convince low-info voters that the gop is to blame than it is to avoid that big, nasty, scary, devastating shutdown. Those kids Want a shutdown.

      They don’t really give a flying rat’s butt about America or Americans.

  • Taco Boutit

    Time to throw down. Bring it, bitches.

    • Republicanvet

      I think that’s what they have in mind. They’re leftists…so they will shove Ninny Pelosi or Babs Mikulski out to do the punching while the rest hide behind their skirts.

      • Taco Boutit

        I’d go one on one with either one of those cows. And I’m in a wheelchair.

      • Thale Taxurfeet


        And on the punching/fighting metaphors tossed about so frequently… I’ve always thought it perverse that those who’ve most likely never been in an honest to goodness root hog or die struggle are the ones who will be the first to advocate and attempt to goad others to violence.

  • Thudbits

    Democrats’ true colors always come out: very, very ugly!

  • john brothers

    Hey DEMS. Reps. are waiting for you at the chamber. Time to ante up!

  • Republicanvet

    Just like a cowardly bully ….talk tough anonymously. Come out of the shadows beyotch!

  • Sophie Ro

    Again??? OK.

  • RockThisTown

    Democrats control the White House & the Senate, and yet . . . it’s Republicans who are the bully? Liberal logic at its finest. Tell a lie often enough . . . aw heck, you know the rest.

  • stuckinIL4now

    What? They’re going to punch Harry Reidiculous in the nose–cuz he’s the only bully I know of in and around Congress.

  • Matt

    I think they should put an octagon inside each chamber and let them settle their differences that way.

    Maybe more citizens would watch proceedings.

    • Republicanvet

      Pistols or sabers outside on the lawn.

    • ObamaFail

      Harry Reid in the cage vs Ted Cruz, winner gets their way on Obamacare. If they physically fought over stuff, Cruz being several years younger than Reid means that we’d be rid of Obamacare already.

      • Matt

        I’d bet on Cruz in that fight.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    If anyone had any doubt that the democrat party is the party of arrested emotional development, we now have substantiated proof. These people think they are still in high school. They think they are involved in some kind of popularity contest. This has nothing to do with governing, it’s got everything to do with infantilism. I blame liberal paternalism.

    When are the grown ups going to take back the leadership of the democrat party?

    • mndasher

      They only elect wackos in the Democrat party. So it will be a long wait.

  • The Penguin … and whatnot

    Go for it. take a swing douche.

  • Joe W.

    Shut it down…Let it burn….

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    I still say the BEST thing we could do right now is to give the bastids EVERYTHING they want. Raise every tax, fund every last bandaid in the Affordable Train Wreck, but stop any more exemptions to it — ideally roll back any exemptions or exceptions at all. By November of next year, the country will be reeling, Republicans will say, “We told ya so,” and look forward to a profitable mid-term.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I’m all for that also. Let them have whatever they want so folks will see BEFORE the Nov 2014 elections the devastation of Obamacare. It will cause the Dems to lose the Senate and the 2016 Presidential election. The only thing that concerns me is, once Obamacare is fully rolled out and it totally transforms private insurance, etc., the damage will be done and I don’t see how it could be undone. Even if Obamacare were repealed if the Reps get the Senate in 2014, private insurers will have already suffered irreversible damage and things would never be like they were before.

  • TexSizzle

    I’m surprised a Democratic is calling for punching Centaur Reid and Mr. 0bama in the nose.

  • Acethepug

    Sorry, isn’t Obama the bully? Doesn’t he regularly demonize Republicans, the Supreme Court, and pretty much anyone else who disagrees with his positions?

    You know, just like GW Bush, when he was demonized by the media and the Dems … oh, wait, GW Bush acted like an adult. Actually, he probably rose above it TOO much, and emboldened these craven cowards.

    Too bad Obama, having not even experienced a THIMBLEFUL of the same heat, is crying like a baby on a changing table. Someone ought to (figuratively, of course) punch HIM in the nose. Maybe he and his will stop equating legitimate polical opposition with terrorism …

    • E Quilibrate

      Figurative action is not a path to accomplishment.

  • ObamaFail

    Punch a bully? Why do the Dems suddenly want to fight Harry Reid and Obama?

  • SJ’s Dad

    Time for me to put on my Behavioral Analyst Cap:
    Haven’t 0’Bamarama and his Donkey controlled senate been bullying the American people these past 4 & 1/2 years?
    Wouldn’t that make THEM the bullies?
    That established, wouldn’t they be asking for punches in their own faces?
    In my field, that’s referred to as SIB’ing;
    (Self Injurious Behavior)
    . . . OK . . . perhaps they’ll knock some sense . . .
    . . . oh who am I kidding, KNOCK EACH OTHER SENSELESS ya damned MO-RONS!!!!

  • right_on

    Name names! I am so sick of reporters from the left protecting top level sources, AND their future access to them. This goes for everything political.

  • right_on

    The bully wants to punch himself in the nose? This is “projection,” right? (sneer)

  • ZH38

    Harry Reid stumbles, fumbles and mumbles so much it seems like someone must have just punched him in the nose.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Wait, aren’t these the peaceful, tolerant Democrats who lecture us that “violence is NEVER the answer”? Huh.

  • Justme

    Stop trying to turn the Republic into a socialistic country. Canada is abandoning their socialized medicine because they are going (gone) bankrupt.

  • Sakemoto

    That A-hole wants to bring a fist to a gunfight?

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Fortunately, the Left punches like David Sirota.