The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 1, 2013

Tea party brinksmanship harms country

Why it matters: The GOP lost the debate on Obamacare, but continues to hold all other business hostage.


The GOP, or anyone else, has every right to disagree with Obamacare. If they want to throw it out and replace it with something else, the path is the same as it’s always been: Either win enough votes in Congress or get enough like-minded members elected to Congress.

And it’s not just the debt limit debate that has been tainted by House GOP intransigence. By tying virtually every issue to zeroing-out Obamacare, the tea party contingent has nearly guaranteed gridlock.

It’s long past time they end their ridiculous approach.

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