Open Thread: Tea Party Activist Confronts Obama in Iowa

Tea Party activist Ryan Rhodes and President Obama got into a heated debate following an Iowa town hall yesterday after Rhodes asked Obama whether or not Vice President Joe Biden had called the Tea Party "terrorists" during debt ceiling negotiations.

Obama denied the remarks, but as Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry reported, further explained, "As someone who’s been called a socialist, not born here, taking away freedoms for providing health care, I’m all for lowering the rhetoric." Check out the video of the exchange after the break, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

(Video via USA Today)

According to Rhodes, after Obama denied the "terrorist" accusation, he refused to continue the conversation with Rhodes due to Rhodes's insistence that Biden called the Tea Party terrorists. What are your thoughts on the exchange?

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