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  •  A fiscal cliff deal could potentiall put the house (1+ / 0-)
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    in play in 2014. To get a deal done, Boehner is going to have to get a fairly sizeable chunk of his caucus to go along with the deal. And there will be a deal. The only thing more politically damaging to the republicans than letting the country go off the cliff would be pushing the American people off the cliff to save Mitt Romney 2% on his taxes. When push comes to shove, they will cut a deal to avoid electoral armageddon. But in order to do that, Boehner is going to have to get a bunch of his people to agree to hold hands and vote for the deal knowing full well that it will bring the wrath of the Kochs et al down on them coming 2014. A batch of fresh archconservative ideologues coming off of bruising primaries could present an interesting situation for us to make a play for house seats that right now are not seen as competitive.

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