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Thursday evening at Netroots Nation, Markos said one of the things he's looking forward to witnessing after this November's election is the civil war that will engulf the GOP as party insiders blame tea partiers for costing them key races throughout the country (for example: Sharron Angle and Rand Paul).

It turns out he might not need to wait. In fact, some teabaggers are already pointing fingers at each other. Case in point:

Buck is the Tea Party candidate running against establishment pick Jane Norton in Colorado's Republican Senate primary. His latest gaffe is being caught on tape by a Democratic operative saying, "Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera?" according to The Denver Post. Without walking it completely back, Buck has already told the Post the language was inappropriate.

The funny thing is that Buck might be dumber than the tea partiers he was attacking -- he hasn't won the primary yet, and if there's one thing we've learned this cycle, it's that if you want to win a GOP primary, don't pick a fight with a tea partier.

Another point worth noting: Buck's problem doesn't seem to be with birtherism. Instead, he just doesn't want to talk about it on camera. Which raises the question: what would he say about it in a private conversation with a tea partier? We may never know for sure, but it's a pretty good guess that behind closed doors he's as birther-curious as any other teabagger.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 04:30 PM PDT.

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