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Biden: The Tea Party Is Not Right or Left, They Just Hate Government

Biden: The Tea Party Is Not Right or Left, They Just Hate Government

Monday in an interview with The New York Times’ First Draft, Vice President Joe Biden said the Tea Party is to blame for Washington D.C. gridlock because their anti-government views stops lawmakers from “arriving at a consensus.”

Biden said, “There are a lot of good people involved in the Tea Party but their objective is they don’t want the government involved in anything. They are not liberal or conservative they are anti government ” he explained.  “Their ends are met best when nothing happens,” which he concluded means, “You cannot sustain a democracy without arriving at a consensus.”

The vice president believes politics has gotten to personal lately saying, “It is always appropriate to question a man or woman’s judgment, never their motive.”  He added, “We spend more time today questioning motive than we do judgment.”

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