It is useful to look at the personality traits and the behavior of the Tea Party and other Republican congressmen who have shut down major parts of our government and directly caused the layoffs of 800,000 workers. Thousands more private sector workers such as concessionaires at or near our National Parks will also lose their jobs now.
I observe arrogant, selfish, mostly wealthy males who are trapped in their own narrow and self-righteous ideologies. They spout a set of lies and deceits and seem to speak only with each other, thus reinforcing their false and cold-hearted political delusions. I listen to them as they carelessly ignore the well being of our country and create totally unneeded disruption and suffering of the American people and economy. They attempt to rebut the growing legion of critics with a denial of reality and even more rigidity.
And they do this shutdown in order to try to block the Affordable Care Act, which will insure up to 40 million people, while providing healthy capitalist competition and savings in the new marketplaces. These people are unworthy of holding power, and we should repudiate them immediately and demand they reopen our government.