Robert Reich Accuses Tea Party Of ‘Plot To Undermine’ U.S. Government

Photo Credit: Getty Images In a column posted Friday at Salon.com, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich accused the Tea Party of engaging in a plot to “undermine the government of the United States, to destroy much of its capacity to do the public’s business, and to sow distrust among the population,” Breitbart.com reported Saturday.

According to Reich, sequestration is “only the start.”

“What they set out to do was not simply change Washington but eviscerate the U.S. government — ‘drown it in the bathtub,’ in the words of their guru Grover Norquist – slashing Social Security and Medicare, ending worker protections we’ve had since the 1930s, eroding civil rights and voting rights, terminating programs that have helped the poor for generations, and making it impossible for the government to invest in our future,” he added.

Joel B. Pollack reminded readers that sequestration was Obama’s idea — something he said Reich downplayed. Pollack then asked if, in Reich’s view, Obama is “some kind of Manchurian Tea Party candidate designed to demonstrate the failure of liberalism?”

Pollack also observed that it was Obama who tried to stir up fear and anger among the American people with dire predictions of gloom and doom. “And,” Pollack added, “perhaps Reich should be reminded that it was Democrats who consciously chose a strategy of fear in selling Obamacare to the public.”

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  • hmmathis

    Reich is a mental and physical dwarf!

  • rp

    He is just a little Communist troll meant to try and brainwash the left with his idiotic ideas of economics. His plans were a failure in the Clinton administration and they have gotten only worse.

  • m123s

    Hopefully, America is beginning to see who the enemy of We The People is. War has been declared. The target?
    Look at who makes up the Tea Party.
    I line up with the Tea Party.

  • Barry_Suxx

    Reich: are you by chance the 3rd Reich in your Lineage? This could possibly explain where you get your massive Delusions, and why you are obviously such a FLAMING Ignoranus.

  • Obama and all his henchman only have one weapon: FEAR

    If the American public will arm themselves with the truth, they can never be cowed, coerced or enslaved by fear and these Democrats and even a few Republicans who rely on fear to control the American people will lose all their power. When you “know the truth, the truth will set you free.”—John 8:32

  • Linda

    It is not that we are undermining the government, we are just trying to Restore the one we use to have ! It is the progressives who are undermining our government.

  • nexgenesis

    Living proof that idiots don’t always go away, they just keep saying idiotic things. That he ever had a position of authority in government goes along way towards understanding why America is in so much trouble.

  • BlueSpud

    This little troll couldn’t identify what’s in the Constitution if it bit him on his hump. And who the heck keeps giving him a microphone?

  • Who cares what Reich has to say? He was irrelevant when he was in the Clinton administration and he is irrelevant now.

    • Joe1938

      Check! However, he does give us a avenue to vent our spleen.

  • Nellie CA

    Obama is taking our country down with-in and this screw ball thinks it is the Tea Party. What country is he from? Must be one of Obama’s buddies.

  • Joe1938

    Stand up Robert!! Oh, you are standing. Well, in that case set down so we can’t see you.

  • Tea Party Person

    Don’t insult us Tea Partiers!

  • Kent2012

    I had hoped that he had been shot already to take him out of our misery…