- Posted October 3, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
House Republican admits TEA PARTY forced his hand.
What a bunch of pansies we have in congress. Greg Walden (R-OR) complained the Tea Party forced the shut down. When will these men man up and stop a small bunch of nuts from running this country to the ground!
“Listen,” Walden told them, “We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.” Noting that he often hears complaints from the pro-business wing of the party, he noted none of them get involved at the local level. “The Tea Party gets involved at the local level,” he added.
Thanks to gerrymandering, most House Republicans represent districts that are solidly Republican. Indeed while more than 51 percent of the nation’s voters backed President Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, the average House Republican district gave Obama less than 40 percent of its support — more than an 11 point difference.