Debt Kamikazes: Tea Party (Again)

Via Newsweek:

“McConnell needs to be sent home,” says Mark Meckler, cofounder of Tea Party Patriots. “It’s an embarrassment. It’s an abdication of governing responsibility.” He is just as dismissive of such House GOP leaders as Speaker John Boehner for their willingness to compromise: “These guys are out of touch with reality.”

The context is the potential for a compromise on the debt ceiling.

The irony, however, is remarkable, given that not finding a way to raise the debt ceiling would actually be “an abdication of governing responsibility” and not understanding that fact is the very definition of being “out of touch with reality.”

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The irony, however, is remarkable

    heh… but not surprising given the source.