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Old 10-03-2013, 09:56 AM   #148
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And there doesn't appear to be much hope of the fever breaking any time soon.

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There is no equivalent on the moderate-Republican side to the organisational muscle and rhetorical elan that propels the party’s tea-party wing. No one is lining up to back moderate primary challengers to tea-party candidates. Establishment figures from previous Republican administrations who have found themselves transformed into voices of caution and moderation, such as Mr Gerson, most of the writers at National Review Online, and even (mutatis mutandi) Karl Rove, appear to have little ability to affect the party’s course anymore.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democ...13/10/shutdown
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