FixGov’s Review of 2013: Tea Party Battles Within in the GOP

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Through historical narrative, Jonathan Rauch explains that GOP infighting with the Tea Party was one of the most important developments of 2013.

Greg Russak‘s insight:

The signs I see coming from tea partisans and their elected reps do include smaller and more accountable government. These are concepts that appeal to broad swathes of America. The tea party’s open embrace of hatred, divisiveness, bigotry, and backwardness on social issues, however, would seem to ensure that the movement will only ever appeal to ultra-conservative extremists on the fringes of white communities, as well as to those who would manipulate those white Americans for their own purposes.

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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