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GOP congressman explains how shut-down is work of Tea Party faction

In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, check out this NPR interview with Republican Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania in which the congressman places the blame for the federal government shut-down squarely on the shoulders of a group of fire-breathers in his own House Republican caucus. Dent, who opooses much of the Affordable Care Act but thinks it folly to shut down government over the matter, says that there would be an overwhelming bipartisan vote to end the shut-down and pass a clean government funding bill if only House Speaker John Boehner would bring such a proposal to the House floor.

in other words, the GOP congressman confirmed the truth of what President Obama has been saying repeatedly: the shut-down has been brought on by a small faction of far right ideologues who are holding the nation hostage.

One Comment

  1. Alan

    October 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Wouldn’t it be good if the Tea-Party terrorists could be rounded up much like Greece is doing with their far-right wackos?

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57605410/leaders-of-greek-far-right-golden-dawn-party-in-court/