Opinion: Tea Party stress test

Josh Sandman
Josh Sandman

Joshua H. Sandman, PhD, is a professor of political science at the University of New Haven

Tip O’Neill, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, said “all politics is local.” In the locally oriented upcoming mid-term Senate and Congressional district elections, the Democratic Party is in danger of losing their majority in the Senate and continuing to be the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, after losing their majority in 2010.

Republican Party candidates, to survive Tea Party-inspired primary challenges, in many states and districts, are moving further to the right. And, overall our national politics has become broken and dysfunctional.

The political blame for much of this situation can be laid at the doorstep of Timothy Geithner, treasury secretary during President Obama’s first term in office, and others in the Obama administration, like Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council.

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