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With friends like this, the Republican Party doesn’t need enemies
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 23, 2013 12:01 a.m.



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More than a few Republican strategists and pundits who haven’t yet completely lost their minds are warning that a shutdown of the federal government would be a public-relations disaster for the GOP.

But, of course, the tail that wags the dog in today’s Republican Party is represented by THESE PEOPLE:

A huge majority of tea party types want like-minded lawmakers to defend by their convictions even if it results in a government shutdown, placing the ultra-conservative contingent sharply at odds with the rest of the country.

The latest findings released Monday by the Pew Research Center found 71 percent ...

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