Opinion: Tea Party holds most blame for government shutdown
(Source: USA Today, October 18, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Before we pop the corks and celebrate the end of the latest self-inflicted political crisis in Washington, let's put to rest one persistent theme: that both sides were to equally to blame.
Reporters on the ground know that simply wasn't the case this time, as Congress moved the country toward the edge of financial default.
It was a small cadre of Republicans who held their own party, the rest of Congress, the White House and the American economy hostage in their failed attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
But you'd have to sift through the coverage by the national news media to really understand that.
Full story: USA Today
Friday, October 18, 2013
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