International Terrorists vs. Tea Party Activists

On September 9, 2009, Barack Obama will address a Joint Session of Congress.He wants to get the trains back on track for health care reform.As Mike Allen notes, in 2001 President George W. Bush addressed a Joint Session of Congress as the first President to do so outside a State of the Union speech or a traditional first address.The reason? International terrorism.On September 9, Barack Obama will do it because of tea party activists. He set the stage and firmed up precedent by allowing his campaign arm, Organizing for America” refer to tea party activists as “right wing domestic terrorists.”So great a threat are these tea party activists to his failing agenda, Obama will use the bully pulpit to strike back as he pushes for government control of American healthcare.