So we’ve been called extremists, terrorists, suicide bombers, al-Qaeda, the Taliban and now fraggers by the left (I’m sure there’s a bunch I’m missing); what’s next?

July 30, 2011 (CHICAGO) — As time is running out to come up with a plan to raise the debt ceiling, there’s more finger-pointing and more calls for compromise on Capitol Hill.

Republican leaders say they are confident that the impasse will end soon. In the meantime, President Barack Obama called Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to the White House to meet with him Saturday afternoon.

Republican and Democrat lawmakers in Illinois are both expressing their concern and frustration over making a debt-limit deal.

“In battle, when you accidentally shoot your own, it’s called friendly fire. When you deliberately shoot your own, it’s called fragging. Republicans, stop fragging the American economy and the American people,” said U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Chicago and North Suburbs.

“My constituents want an end to this crisis, an end to the uncertainly and an end to the cycle of debt that is draining our economy,” said Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert of southwest suburban Willowbrook in a statement.

And while I’m at it, here’s two pics of Schakowsky’s fellow liberals supporting actual fragging.