Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdown
April 6th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdown

Washington (CNN) - To the Tea Party movement that helped fuel Republican electoral success last November, a promise is a promise.

So when it became clear last month that House Speaker John Boehner, a conservative GOP hero, was willing to accept far smaller spending cuts for the rest of the current fiscal year than what Republicans pledged in the 2010 election campaign, the Tea Party reaction was both swift and decisive.

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  1. S. In California - Obama 2012

    Take note America: This is how much "these people" care about you. They have got to be the most ignorant, nonwearing sheet lovers in America. Their hatred for our half black president will eventually destroy THEM not HIM. Please don't let "these people" ANYWHERE near your children.

    April 6, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  2. ED FL

    To bad that BONER does not have the guts to shut down the government ,that would teach those IDIOTS with GOOFY CLOTHES and funny hats what it is like to give up their Social Security. Then with their guns on their hips they could go and rob the wealthy on wall street and defense industry. Try tocut social security and you will see a larger demonstration in DC than the last one where the congress put thier tail between their legs and ran to do away with their IDIOTIC proposal. you got a sample in Wisconsin would you like to try again?????????

    April 6, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Ohioan

    these people are going to destroy our country.

    April 6, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. Zip

    Old, dried out white people clapping to Lawrence Welk. Have to deal with them like you do a tick. Heat up some steel and burn em out. Let's get this party started.

    April 6, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. ms

    Anybody who says Liberals are the only idealogical idiots in Washington should be linked to this story.

    April 6, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. stejo

    Wow, what an ethnically diverse group of people – all walks of life represented...male, female, grey hair, blond hair, auburn hair...even a redhead!

    April 6, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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