Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Let's be crystal clear: the Republican Party caused the shutdown

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The current government shutdown was caused by extreme far-right Tea Party Republicans from districts that were gerrymandered to the point where their representatives are no longer obliged to consider the opinion of the vast majority of Americans. The Republican plan to gerrymander themselves a majority in the House of Representatives has become an existential threat the to U.S. Constitution and the legitimate government elected under that constitution. It is an attempt by a tiny extreme faction to extort concessions they could never win at the ballot box.

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