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  •  I think we will just have to disagree on that (2+ / 0-)
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    jbeach, MichaelNY

    The sequester appears to be a foregone conclusion for the Tea Party at this point.  Hundreds of GOP Representatives basically went on record saying that their single mission was to delay implementing the individual mandate for the ACA.  To retract from that position to simply accepting the BCA would be perceived as a loss.  That invites primaries that end up electing loonies, or it makes the base question why they ought to show up to vote in a GOP Senate if Obama is just going to stonewall them anyways from the White House.  

    They will have to do something to keep the party together.  If Boehner suffers another defection by the Tea Party, not only is he through as Speaker, it exposes whoever voted with him to primary challenges as well.  It is actually quite amazing when you think about it; the Tea Party has literally refused to concede on anything for the past 2 years since the BCA.  That fact alone makes it highly unlikely that they will just accept the starting position.  

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