Tags: tea | party | taliban | senate

Democratic Senate Candidate Likens Tea Party to Taliban

Thursday, 07 Nov 2013 04:59 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A former Lt. Governor of Montana announced his bid to run for the US Senate on the Democratic ticket Wednesday, comparing the tea party to "the Taliban" and the 16-day government shutdown to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, reports the Daily Caller.

Former Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger, 77, who is eyeing the senate seat vacated by Democrat Max Baucus, told reporters, "We need to challenge the tea party representatives who, like the Taliban, shut our country down."

He also likened the tea party's actions to help shut down the government in October to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the terrorist attacks on 9/11, but without the loss of life.

The marine veteran said he would vote to change the senate rules so it doesn't take 60 votes of the 100 senators to pass anything, the Billings Gazette reported.

He also endorsed overhauling the federal tax system, bringing U.S. troops back from the Middle East, and the need for healthcare, although he didn't offer any specifics.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Giuliani: Charlie Crist Is the Person I Least Respect

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 18:59 PM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is the person in politics for whom he ha . . .

National Dems Return to Kentucky as Grimes Closes Gap

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 17:26 PM

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is once again investing in Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky as new polls . . .

Newsmax TV Midterm Preview: Michigan Governor

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 16:54 PM

When the recession swept the country, Michigan - particularly Detroit - already was reeling. The city was bleeding jobs  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved