Are Republicans Breaking?   Leave a comment

I’m of two minds when it comes to whether Republicans are breaking & beginning to crack when it comes to the debt ceiling and government shutdown issues…on the one hand, given the nature of America’s current 2-party, first-past-the-post electoral system, it might take a whole lot more cracking/breaking for the GOP to split apart. On the other hand, if this quote over at Daily Kos is any indication, that might just be beginning to happen…

Republicans are breaking.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the bedrock of traditional Republicanism, now says that it will get involved in Republican primaries by providing financial support to incumbent Republicans who vote to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. In other words, if some Republicans act responsibly and then have to face tea party challengers accusing them of being RINOs, the Chamber will have the back of those reasonable Republicans. It’s a civil war within the GOP, folks.

That’s how far off the deep end the tea party and right-wing House Republicans have gone. They’ve lost the Chamber of Commerce. Heads must be exploding in the Bush family compound. A bit more than a dozen House Republicans have already come out in favor of voting for a “clean continuing resolution (CR)” to reopen the government at current funding levels (remember, that means the sequester stays in place, already a Republican victory).(Daily Kos)

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