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

Posted By Rob Schofield On October 2, 2013 @ 8:16 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In case you missed it yesterday afternoon, check out this NPR interview with Republican Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania [1] 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.


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[1] this NPR interview with Republican Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=228198600&m=228198617

[2] End of filibuster begins to bear fruit: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/10/end-of-filibuster-begins-to-bear-fruit/

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