"Tea party is loser in showdown" was a subhead in your Oct. 17 edition. Really?
If you believe in big, intrusive government, you won and the tea party lost. If you are for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you won and the tea party lost. If you are happy that employers are not hiring or are cutting hours of current employees because of the burdens imposed by Obamacare, you won and the tea party lost. If you believe in more than $1 trillion in deficit spending every year, you won and the tea party lost. If you believe there is no wasteful spending in government programs or agencies that can be trimmed or eliminated, you won and the tea party lost.
I could go on, but my meaning is clear.
Those who mock the tea party folks may take great comfort in their smug condescension of their fellow citizens. Time, I believe, will prove them to have been misinformed and under-informed by the liberal media and the political leaders they have chosen to follow. Time will instead prove that the tea party took the proper stand.
Stan Van Tiem