Friday, October 18, 2013

The Tea Party's Pyrrhic Victory

According to Peter Coy of BloombergBusinessweek (2013, October 17):
In political terms, the Tea Party’s scorched earth strategy has produced some impressive legislative wins but damaged the movement’s popularity. Now its blunt tactics threaten to make deficit reduction seem like a fringe issue, one of concern only to extremists. The Greek king Pyrrhus, after whom Pyrrhic victories are named, once said, "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."
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Source: Coy, P (2013, October 17), The Tea Party's Pyrrhic Victory, BloombergBusinessweek.

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