In reaction to House Speaker John Boehner’s recent statement implying that those who opposed the massive TARP bank bailout are “knuckle-draggers,” Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots had the following statement:

“This is an asinine statement that further demonstrates Speaker Boehner is out of touch with the American people.  The Tea Party was born out of opposition to such big government policies.  House Republicans will fail if their leader keeps espousing White House talking points.  As Congress this month matches its lowest approval rating of all time, it’s time for the Speaker to lead.”