Michael Eric Dyson: The Tea Party Has Hijacked the Republican Party ... and America

‘What we’re seeing, then, is a small slither of the elected officials of this nation holding hostage not only the rest of America, but the Republican party itself’

“True, and we acknowledge the fact that the rollout has been calamitous, as you said, chaotic and disastrous. On the other hand, the long-term effect of that for the greater amount of the populous, it will be a positive one. There's no such possibility in the offering for the kind of intransigence that as Jones said, the Tea Party has exhibited. And to allow the Tea Party to hijack -- let’s give the Republican Party the credit that, look, they'd be more reasonable. Congressman Ford said he likes John Boehner, he thinks he's a reasonable man. We have yet to see evidence of that, but we're looking for it. Now, if that's the case, then what we're seeing then is a small slither of the elected officials of this nation holding hostage not only the rest but the American population, but the Republican Party itself."

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