Well it is official, after 43 attempts to undermine “Obamacare”, the Republican Tea Party has finally succeeded in shutting down the federal government. Truth be told it should come as no surprise. The Grand Obstructionist Party has been working diligently to achieve this lofty achievement. Ensuring the sequestration was but only an appetizer to the shutdown main course. I have no doubt Ted Cruz and the rest of his band of merry radicals are quite proud of their “accomplishment”.
I commend the more moderate House Republicans for having the courage to make a last minute attempt to break ranks and restore some semblance of sensibility. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania and Rep. Peter King, R-New York will certainly come under fire within their party for their efforts to stand up to the inept few. Their efforts show there are still some within the Republican ranks that have smartly chosen not to drink the Tea Party Kool-Aid.
Naturally the finger pointing has begun. The GOP led House blames an unyielding Democratic led Senate. Yet the House was told repeatedly any attempt to undermine “Obamacare” would be met with rejection. You would think after 43 attempts the Republican Tea Party would get the hint. Yet a small radical faction, driven by overblown egos, continues to advance its own personal agenda and re-election aspirations. At the expense of the entire country. If only the same effort and zeal would have been dedicated towards running the federal government effectively. Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this position.
Today marks the pinnacle of dysfunction that has come to define our federal government. It is also marks a defining day for the Republican Tea Party. The Republican Party used to be a bastion of the working man and woman. Today, it is nothing more than a puppet of the Corporate Masters that pull its Tea Party purse strings. It has become a party controlled by the radical few that only hold their own interests at heart. It has methodically alienated the majority of this country and is completely out of touch with the changes that are taking place in this country. Has the Republican Tea Party finally reached the tipping point of no return? I have a feeling this latest Grand Obstructionist Party “accomplishment” will go far towards determining that. It will certainly be on my mind when I report to work today to sign my furlough paperwork…again.