I'm beginning to wonder just what the Tea Party stalwarts represent. Pig headedness for sure. Take their in house figurehead Ted Cruz (pictured) and his attempt to filibuster the procedure to move ahead a vote on raising the debt ceiling. The last thing anyone needed was another fight to the wire on shutting down the government or in this case defaulting on the debt. It isn't even really the debt but rather the interest on it. Because of his ill advised stunt he forced a handful of wiser Republicans to vote with the Democrats to move the measure forward. The clean bill went on to pass without the vote of a single one of those Republicans. Now Cruz and his ilk are threatening to use those votes against the incumbent Republicans in the primaries. Do it my way or I'll punish you by golly!/Dogwalk Musings. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: Are Tea Party elected officials and rank-and-file members in general simply tone deaf to the nation around them?