Imagine if a Republican said this about a Democrat voting bloc, version 12,378.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley added that he believed Republicans should compromise earlier to remove what he called their “Tea Party obstructionist stench.”

Tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush expire at the end of the year. Republicans want to extend all the cuts, while Democrats say they should be ended for high-income taxpayers. The deadline is a central part of the fiscal cliff—the fear that, if Congress fails to act by the end of the year, the U.S. will fall back into recession owing to higher tax rates and spending cuts scheduled to take effect.

Those stinky Tea Partiers are American taxpayers who are fed up with government growing bigger and spending more of their money every year.

Marty has aspirations on the White House. The fact that he’s an intolerant failure and an economic illiterate won’t hurt him a bit.