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Letter: Tea party causing trouble in Washington, D.C.

Published: August 6, 2014 12:00 AM

The demographics around the country have changed and the extremists in the Republican Party see the presidency as out of reach. In my opinion, John Boehner, the speaker of the House, is moving forward wasting taxpayers' money with a frivolous lawsuit against President Barack Obama to pave the way for an anticipated trumped up phony impeachment attempt.

The far right tea party extremists are looking toward taking both houses of Congress to ambush the Obama presidency and weaken the executive branch of the government. This can happen if the Senate and the House fall in the hands of Republicans after the midterm elections. As a result, it would insult the intelligence of the majority voters that voted for Obama. It would weaken the power of the executive branch and give more power to the legislative branch. This type of power grab would create a serious sense of disenfranchisement and anarchy.

It is my belief some of the most dangerous extremists masquerading as tea party members would rather start a civil war than go through four more years after the Obama presidency with another Democratic president. It is sad that Boehner has made himself part of this madness.

Alfred Waddell, West Barnstable, MA

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LiberallyConservative Aug 7, 2014 3:30 PM

Far right tea-party extremists which really makes up every day folks, law-abiding, tax paying citizens who want smaller government, less government intrusion, the Constitution upheld, and a POTUS who doesn't take his oath as an afterthought but his Constitutional duty.

Boehner has sent over 300 bill to the Senate and Harry Reid will not even consider them. Obama said they are dead on arrival if they ever reached his desk. One chamber trying to work, one chamber in cohoots with the executive branch in their quest for more power and shredding the US Constitution.

Now, let's talk about the real extremist.