Thursday, October 17, 2013

GOPer Tea Fever Continues

Finally! The Republican Fever Is Broken - The Daily Beast:
...By holding firm and refusing to bend to Republican demands for capitulation, Obama has broken the Republican Party. Neither Ted Cruz—the ringleader of this entire effort—nor his allies have much to say. According to my colleague Ben Jacobs, the Texas senator will not filibuster the deal when it comes for a vote on the Senate floor. (This hasn’t been a complete wash for Cruz: his joint fundraising committee earned nearly $800,000 from this gambit, and he’s established himself as the leader of the radical Right.) And when asked about the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Heritage Action—which pushed the shutdown as a strategy—declared that it was a nonstarter until the next presidential administration. “Well everybody, understands that we’ll not be able to repeal this law until 2017,” said the conservative think tank’s CEO said this morning in an interview with Fox News...

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