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Old 10-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #150
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Originally Posted by TonyR View Post
And there doesn't appear to be much hope of the fever breaking any time soon.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democ...13/10/shutdown
There are two problems right now for the GOP, one is that the Tea Party while not wielding a lot of actual voters has a lot of funding and many more moderate republican candidates have to genuinely worry about losing their seats in primary elections to Tea Party candidates with big campaign coffers, this forces some republican incumbents to vote more along Tea Party lines than they otherwise would. The other issue for the GOP is that moderates are afraid to align themselves with people like Mccain or Bush supporters because of the very negative feelings many voters have towards the Bush administration.
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