You expect this kind of conduct from the knuckle-dragging hosts over at MSNBC. But the Vice-President of the United States? Referring to Second Amendment supporters as “tea baggers?” Has amateur hour in the White House ever been more embarrassing?
CNN host and gun control advocate John Walsh reported that Joe Biden made the disparaging comment in a private conversation.
Via the National Review:
Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association..
“I said to Joe Biden, ‘90 percent of Americans are for a responsible background check for a gun, and you know what this Congress has done? Not voted on it, not brought it to the floor, not introduced a bill,’” he recalled to reporters during an event for his upcoming program, a crime show called The Hunt. “I said, ‘They’re all scared shitless of the NRA, aren’t they?’”
“‘John, every one of them,’” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”
Tolerance is a one way street for liberals. Considering the phrase ‘tea bagger’ has a sexual connotation to it, can you imagine a conservative politician referring to a same-sex marriage supporter as a ‘tea bagger?’ The moral outrage on even the most mundane of politically correct topics is absurd when it comes to the Democrats, but the lack of moral outrage when the insults are hurled at Constitution-supporting, Second Amendment-respecting, conservative Americans is equally as absurd.