Tea Party members are protesting Obamacare at their local town hall meetings to the gills again. Their demand? Shut down the government until the president capitulates.
The Tea Party is up to their old tricks. Back in August of 2009, Tea Party activists disturbed routine town hall meetings all across the country to protest the passage of Obamacare. Despite their best efforts to antagonize Democratic lawmakers into voting against the reform, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March 2010.
Four years later, Tea Party members are back at town hall meetings. But this time with a new target: Republican lawmakers. Their demand? Threaten to shut down the government until the president concedes. Tall order.