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View Diary: Teabagger Shutdown is not a "Political Strategy," but Violation of Constitution, Duties & Oath (149 comments)

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  •  A coup by any other name... (0+ / 0-)

    First, stop saying they're able to get rid of Obamacare by "defunding the law" because a law remains in effect no matter how much or little money is thrown at it.  You can defund a program to implement the law, that's all.

    And what Cruz and the Tea Party zealots have done is stage a coup, simple and to the point.  They used the gavel and parliamentary rules instead of guns and tanks, but it amounts to the same thing.  So they've taken congress and now hold the US economy and perhaps world economy hostage in case we decide to fight back.  Of course giving them what they want in this case is stupid.  What they really want is total control of the US and Obamacare is only one small step.  It has to stop here.  

    It didn't happen overnight.  Some smart people warned the Rupublicans that creating an extremist wing in safe gerrymandered districts was dangerous, that true zealots who hate government should not be elected simply to get a majority.  So now they reap the rewards of their blind greed.

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