Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tea Party vs. establishment GOP

THE HILL: ObamaCare funding battle pits Tea Party vs. establishment GOP. “The Tea Party is ready to take a stand on defunding the divisive healthcare law and willing to risk a government shutdown in the process. Establishment Republicans worry the strategy will repeat the Clinton-era government shutdown showdown, which hurt Republicans in the 1996 elections. Tensions will reach a boiling point after the August recess, when lawmakers start negotiations over how to keep the government open. In the meantime, old-guard Republicans are sending a clear message to conservatives: The shutdown isn’t worth the risk.”