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At The Local Level, Tea Party Activists’ Skepticism Turns To Anger On Budget Deal

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Gauging what the Tea Party thinks about any given topic is always difficult, since there is no real centralized leadership and even the nationally known groups have limited connections to the grassroots.But the reaction …

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Gauging what the Tea Party thinks about any given topic is always difficult, since there is no real centralized leadership and even the nationally known groups have limited connections to the grassroots.

But the reaction to the budget deal being voted on in Washington Thursday—from Tea Party activists organizing at the local level here and in other places around the country—was universally negative.

“The [continuing resolution] was Washington as usual. We elected Republicans because we were tired of the behind-closed-door antics of the beltway boys and four months in we are right back where we started,” Andrew Hemingway, a 28-year-old small-business owner and the chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, told The Huffington Post.

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