I urge you to stand up to the Tea Party rascals. They have no clear vision of what they are doing. Form a committee of responsible members of your party. Pass a clean resolution and put the crisis behind. Then get on with the job you were elected to do: build coalitions and finally pass a sustainable funding bill.
When the people’s representatives misrepresent the truth, seek to advance their own ambitions and deny their own responsibilities, they no longer serve the common good, and it is time to look for replacements.