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Perhaps tea party has run its course

The proverbial chickens are finally coming home to roost, and not a moment too soon. Recent headlines in the New York Times and, yes, you heard it right, the Wall Street Journal are quoting major contributors to the tea party, Koch brothers included, trying not only to distance themselves from the politicians who were elected under tea party sponsorship, but proposing new slates of candidates to oppose them in the next primaries these tea party Congress members face. Quoted among business-connected individuals and institutions were David Cote, CEO of Honeywell, and Bruce Josten, executive vice president of government affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

While reaffirming their commitment to solid conservative principles, the consensus among these individuals was that these tea party people, if allowed to control the agenda, would enthusiastically take us to a dire world economy. While it is true that these captains of industry are only thinking of their bottom line rather than how these reactionary policies would affect the average individual, it is still a wonderful event for the liberals among us because it increases the hope that this country is finally beginning to come to its senses. This hope will be affirmed or dashed by the results of the 2014 elections.

Andre Toth

Williamsville