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View Diary: A Failure of Tea Party Politics, and not of Conservatism (9 comments)

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    With several Tea Party freshmen out this election, will that reduce their influence within the House Republican caucus? As you say, these incendiary legislators have been controlling the Republican message and policy in the House. Boehner has chosen to get behind things that even he must find ridiculous.

    How much will the "destroy government" part of the legislative agenda be tempered, allowing at least the most essential legislation to be passed to keep the country running?

    The number and seniority of Tea Partiers in the House was small for the influence they've had. I can see the loss of West, Hayworth, Walsh, Schilling etc as increasing the tempering influence of the plain conservatives in the party.

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