Tea Party to blame for government shutdown

October 21, 2013 

The Tea Party, alive and well and still as ignorant as ever.

Mr. D.W. Rooken-Smith, in his Oct. 11 letter, touts the accomplishments of the Tea Party. I guess the shutdown was one of those accomplishments. Some accomplishment!

But apparently Cruz, Bachmann and the rest of the Tea Party types think so as the day after the shutdown began they had their faces all over the media, happier than pigs in a sty.

Speaking of Cruz, he's the snake oil salesman who got us into the shutdown and he now decries the results. As my father served during World War II, I also feel it's a shame the World War II Memorial was closed to the few surviving vets, but it's Cruz's actions that caused it.

I have this picture in my mind of the day Cruz, Bachmann and the other Tea Party clowns rushed over to the memorial, shouting their battle cry "photo-op!" It must have been quite a race!

Thomas Steveley

Bradenton Beach

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