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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
Members of the Republican Party’s suicide caucus live mostly in the South or in the sticks
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 27, 2013 11:20 a.m.


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A group of 80 Republican lawmakers have signed a letter penned by Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina urging House Speaker John Boehner to threaten a shutdown of the government if Obamacare is not defunded.
One of the curious aspects of this rule-or-ruin ultimatum is that the letter’s signatories don’t represent anything even close to a demographic cross-section of the American populace, as Ryan Lizza EXPLAINS:

The ability of eighty members of the House of Representatives to push the Republican Party into a strategic course that is condemned by the partyís top strategists is a historical oddity. Itís especially ...
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