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7 Random Things Democrats Have Compared Republicans To In The Debt Limit Battle

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7. Sen. Harry Reid called them "anarchists."

"Because the anarchists have taken over...they’ve taken over the House and now they’ve taken over the Senate. People who don’t believe in government — and that’s what the Tea Party is all about — are winning, and that’s a shame.”

3. President Barack Obama: Extortionists.

“You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt ceiling being used to extort a president or a — a governing party,”

2. White House Spokesman Jay Carney: Envious of Putin.

After Boehner released a video stating the President Obama is willing to negotiate with Russia on Syria but not Republicans on the debt the White House spokesman said it showed an “odd bit of Putin-envy...

maybe he can explain that.”

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