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these are the people who have prevented Obama from successfully implementing bipartisan politics, where issues would be decided by intelligent and civil discussion. The tea party moves our country away from problem solving and discussion and towards the use of shock value tactics to scare and misinform a public that direly needs the stability and assistance a civil and professional legislature could provide.
I sincerely hope for the good of the country that the republican party finds a way to separate itself from the tea party. The republican are losing their respectability by embodying the democrats moniker, "the party of no." Things like Obama's bipartisan discussion forum on the healthcare bill about a month ago are perfect opportunities for civil discussion and compromise, but the "party of no" once again rendered that discussion unsuccessful.
I believe that if the republicans wish the end the embarrassing trend of an uncompromising and combative stance on most legislation, they must distance themselves from the tea party and work to reestablish themselves and the respectable party they once were; a party that worked in the interest of the country, even if it meant compromising.