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Republican infighting

"Republican infighting" Continued...

“If Republicans cave in now, when it really counts,” the letter reads, “next time you will be weaker, because your conservative base will be outraged. Many who worked hard to elect you in the past will never lift a finger for you again.”

The developments mean that the battle over the fiscal cliff and the nation’s financial direction now has two fronts: Democrats against Republicans and fiscally conservative Republicans against Boehner and the Republican leadership.

Edward Lee Pitts
Edward Lee Pitts

Lee teaches journalism at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and is the associate dean of the World Journalism Institute.

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