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View Diary: Boehner wins back Peter King by promising Sandy relief vote in 2 weeks (129 comments)

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    The way I read it, you have a whole bunch of Republicans that are finding tea party fealty to have become as inconvenient as an ex-boyfriend on Facebook.

    Previously, they were happy with tax cuts. Benefit cuts are a different matter when their constituents/patrons feed at the federal teat -- disaster relief, defense, govt procurement, education whatever ...

    With the Republican edge in the house narrowing, these guys are telling Boehner, "Give me mine or I go to Nancy and cut a deal." Peter King is the first in that slimeball list.

    As others figure out that any group of 18 Republicans with a grievance make a majority, the Hastert principle will be dead in the faction fighting.

    Peter King will never become a Democrat ... but that does not mean that he cannot not serve our cause ...

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