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Forum Post: The Ten Hardline Conservatives Pulling the Strings of the GOP Shutdown

Posted 11 months ago on Oct. 14, 2013, 12:42 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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It’s an important angle. Yet it also obscures what should be an obvious question: Since when do freshmen senators or one- or two-term reps push their congressional leadership around? Historically, it’s been the reverse. And since when does a newcomer to the Senate such as Ted Cruz (R-TX) have the right to tell House Republicans what to do? If there’s only a relatively small group of lawmakers who think defunding the law is a dandy idea, why has every budget resolution with such a provision won more than 200 Republican votes in the House of Representatives during the showdown? Why is this supposedly silent majority of Republicans so docile? Why don’t they push back?

http://billmoyers.com/2013/10/11/the-ten-hardline-conservatives-pulling-the-strings-of-the-gop-shutdown/

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 months ago

Because if they shut up for just a minute, they will realize they have to raise taxes on the 1% and the Koch's teabagge(R)s don't want that to happen.