Tea Party in control of Republicans in Congress

by David Safier

This from  Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), talking about the possible government shutdown:

"Speaker Boehner is not in control," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said on a conference call with reporters when asked about the prospects of a shutdown by TPM [Talking Points Memo]. "The tea party caucus has their hands on the steering wheel and they are prepared to drive right into a government shut down if they don't get 100% of their demands met."

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"To pretend that they care about deficit reduction here when their real goal is to use this budget battle to impose that social agenda is becoming more obvious everyday," Van Hollen said.

Calling it like it is.

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