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The Tea Party's Plan to Cripple Congress

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Wave goodbye to members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Doing nothing has taken a lot out of them, so they have left Washington for five weeks of rest, relaxation and campaigning in the hope that voters will return them to office to do more of the same.
This is especially the case for the large Tea Party contingent among the several score first-term Republicans. They set out to change Washington but settled for simply paralyzing it. They repealed Obama's health-care law 33 times but didn't change one word of its 2,700 or so pages. They stopped the Grand Bargain over the debt and deficit even at the cost of exposing Speaker John Boehner as a scaredy cat. They haven't been able to curb the excesses of Wall Street, keep the debt ceiling from rising, or end government subsidies to NPR or Amtrak -- but by God, they can bring the capital to its knees. Nearly everyone hates Congress...

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The Republicans embraced the Tea Party for politi... by Amanda Lang on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:45:50 AM
American Heritag... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 6:51:44 PM
There are levels of impairment.  Think of it ... by Amanda Lang on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:17:46 PM
I don't know.  I think that there are many wh... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 8:50:25 PM
Seems we both agree that Congress is/has been brai... by Amanda Lang on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 10:59:29 PM
for their lack of will to do anything to go agains... by zon moy on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 10:43:06 PM
Are you seriously posting a complaint on this arti... by Amanda Lang on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:04:07 PM
which is what I think that Zon Moy was referring t... by Amy Schreiner on Friday, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:59:54 PM
Are you telling me that my response is so brutal t... by Amanda Lang on Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 at 12:19:03 AM
Now that you've reduced this discourse to a school... by Amy Schreiner on Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 at 9:11:04 AM
changing the senate rules so that the majority can... by zon moy on Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 at 9:56:47 PM