Infighting Splits House Republicans

Infighting Splits House Republicans

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Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#3 May 2, 2013
cantgetitup wrote:
Great news for the Dems!
Freak!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 May 2, 2013
"The GOP leadership is dealing with an unprecedented level of frustration in running the House, according to conversations with more than a dozen aides and lawmakers in and around leadership. Leadership is talking past each other. The conference is split by warring factions. And influential outside groups are fighting them. The chaos has led to a sense of stalemate for House Republicans, who have been in the majority since 2011."
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"Speaker John Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy are plagued by a conference split into two groups. In one camp are stiff ideologues who didn’t extract any lesson from Mitt Romney’s loss and are only looking to slash spending and defund President Barack Obama’s health care law at every turn. In the other are lawmakers who are aligned with Cantor, who is almost singularly driving an agenda which is zeroed in on family issues."
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"Boehner seems more focused on passing big pieces of legislation like hiking the debt ceiling and extending government funding, sometimes drawing flak for having to rely on Democrats to move these bills over the finish line."

Read more at
[link:http://www.politico.com/ story/2013/05/house-in-chaos-r epublican-leadership-eric-cant or-90803.html?hp=t1_3|
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#5 May 2, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
"The GOP leadership is dealing with an unprecedented level of frustration in running the House, according to conversations with more than a dozen aides and lawmakers in and around leadership. Leadership is talking past each other. The conference is split by warring factions. And influential outside groups are fighting them. The chaos has led to a sense of stalemate for House Republicans, who have been in the majority since 2011."
...
"Speaker John Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy are plagued by a conference split into two groups. In one camp are stiff ideologues who didn’t extract any lesson from Mitt Romney’s loss and are only looking to slash spending and defund President Barack Obama’s health care law at every turn. In the other are lawmakers who are aligned with Cantor, who is almost singularly driving an agenda which is zeroed in on family issues."
...
"Boehner seems more focused on passing big pieces of legislation like hiking the debt ceiling and extending government funding, sometimes drawing flak for having to rely on Democrats to move these bills over the finish line."
Read more at
[link:http://www.politico.com/ story/2013/05/house-in-chaos-r epublican-leadership-eric-cant or-90803.html?hp=t1_3|
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