If Tea Partiers didn't have enough to be angry about, this ought to help. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight On The Money — Congress races to keep the lights on House sets up Senate shutdown showdown MORE said Wednesday that the Tea Parties were "astroturf."

Here is what she said on KTVU-SF San Francisco:

"What they want is a continuation of the failed economic policies of President George Bush which got us in the situation we are in now. What we want is a new direction.