Last week, Rep. Maxine Waters asked for permission to “unleash” on President Obama. But she needed no one’s permission to unload on tea partiers.
During a “Kitchen Table Summit” in Inglewood, Calif., Waters said, “As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.”
Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin, co-founders of Tea Party Patriots, fired back. They said in a statement:
We’ve had Democrats calling American citizens “terrorists” and “hostage takers,” and now an elected Democratic representative says that we can “go straight to hell.” The president and all leaders of the Democratic Party, who have called for civility in the past, are neglecting to censure their own. Is civility only required from their opponents? Perhaps it’s time for a new-NEW era of civility. ... The president’s silence on these latest violations of civility has been deafening, but not surprising.
By now, folks should know tea partiers don’t take no mess.