In a recent interview with KNPR Public Radio in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, compared the modern Tea Party to the anarchists who started WWI, saying,
“Who is the Tea Party? Well, understand, when I was in school, I studied government, among other things, and prior to World War I and after World War I we had the anarchists. Now they were violent, you know, some say that’s what started World War I, the anarchy movement, but they were violent. They did damage to property and they did physical damage to people. The modern anarchists don’t do that. That’s the Tea Party. But they have the same philosophy as the early anarchists. They do not believe in government. Anytime anything bad happens to government, that’s a victory to them. And that’s what’s happened.
We have absolute gridlock created by a group of people who represent few Americans. But it makes it extremely difficult to get things done.”
Listen to Reid’s candid remarks here: