No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer compares GOP to Hostage taker Threatening to Shoot Child

New Civility prevails after mass child murder in Newton, CT

steny-hoyer1the No.2 Democrat in the U.S. House, Steny Hoyer, compared Republican tactics for dealing with the nation’s debt limit to someone threatening to shoot a child hostage. “It’s somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’ You don’t want to shoot your child. There’s no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I’ve talked to,” Hoyer said at a Capitol Hill press conference.

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If there’s ever a time when using the shooting of children as a metaphor is a good idea, December 2012 certainly isn’t that time. That’s what House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer did today though, telling reporters on Capitol Hill that the GOP’s fiscal cliff negotiations were “somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, ‘I’m going to shoot my child if you don’t do what I want done.’”

Earlier today, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid likened Rep. John Boehner to a dictator, which in retrospect doesn’t seem nearly as crass.

via Twitchy.

Hey, it’s not like one of the worst school shootings in American history happened less than two weeks ago… no, wait?

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