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No GOP Civil War

“There’s no true power struggle within the Republican Party over ‘tea party’ candidates.” Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg debunks the media narrative du jour.

“It takes two to tango, and it takes two to fight a civil war. What seems lost on a remarkably diverse group of observers and political combatants, on the left and the right, is that there are no worthy Republican opponents to the tea parties. Among the Republican leadership or the ‘conservative establishment,’ you will not find a single full-throated critic of the tea parties. To borrow from an old Jim Croce song, the message out of the primaries is this: You don’t tug on Superman’s cape; you don’t spit into the wind; you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with the tea parties.”


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