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  •  what on earth are you talking about? (3+ / 0-)
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    Bill W, dougymi, GRLionsFan

    You do know they shut down the government when Bill Clinton was president?

    And the GOP has been run by the Tea Party since Reagan's day, although they did not go by that name then.

    "Tea Party" is not a new phenomenon, it's just a new name for the same old same old. Because Bush had tarnished the Republican brand so badly, they needed to rebrand.

    So Dick Armey and FreedomWorks, with cash from the Koch brothers, scraped the bottom of the bottom of the Republican barrel, found the craziest Republican loons they could, and ran a massive, well-funded PR effort to present them as some kind of populist uprising in response to the economic crisis. And because Obama left them an opening with his Wall Street-friendly policies, they swept Congress in 2010.

    To believe that they are something fundamentally new is to swallow their PR line.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 06:11:28 AM PST

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