'This Week': Talking to the Tea Party

ABC's Bryon Pitts talks with Tea Party supporters in Ohio on the shutdown.
3:00 | 10/20/13

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Check out the support tea party star ted cruz is getting this week. We need more republicans like ted cruz. That message spelled out by one of his constituents with styrofoam cups. Poles shows most american blame republicans for the shutdown there is still significant support for cruz's strategy. The round table weighs in shortly but first we sent byron pitts to lulu's diner in ohio to talk to a group of tea party supporters, an engineer, nurse, small business owner, retiree and car dealer to find out why they view the shutdown as a success. Show of hands, did you support the shutdown? Absolutely. Yes. You all agree that the shutdown was a good idea for the country. Why? Spending has got to stop. This is something that will hopefully help people to see that there is something that needs to be done. Sum that up with personal responsibility. When that comes to your personal budget you make sure that what you make covers your bills. What about the price tag that goes with it, some of these numbers, $24 billion economic impact, 800,000 federal workers furloughed. We all saw the images on tv of veterans denied access. The country was inconvenienced, yes? In light of the government officials that blocked the walk around monuments, that was outlandish. And it was unnecessary. You would agree that there was an impact in the nation for the shutdown but you think it was worth it? I think it was being portrayed as greater than it actually was. Do they really think these little barricades can keep us out. What would be your message to ted cruz? He's my hero because he stood up to the american public because I see what obama care is going to do and what it's going to do to this country. He's been wildly criticized as you know around the country. I honestly feel that the grassroots of america is behind him. I feel it strongly. Once this agreement arrives on my desk, I will sign it immediately. What's your message to president obama. I like president obama. As a person I would love to play 18 holes of golf with him. I really would, I think that would be a lot of fun. But he's on the other side of the equation as far as the battle of the ideas. It sounds like you all are still in the fighting mood? Yep. I think some of the members have become more passionate. Is it possible to be more passionate than you seem to be right now? Yes. Why is that though? Because I love america. I do. Greatest land in the world. And you don't feel good about where we are right now? Absolutely not. So frustrated. We're having this conversation. You're sitting here in lulu's in ohio and we're having this conversation. That's a plus. Did the shutdown accomplish anything? Sure did. This conversation is on going.

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