Look Who's Warring Now: A Map of GOP Fights, Post-Shutdown EditionQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|The Atlantic Wire has created three maps of conservative feuds. (Previously: 1, 2.) Each successive feud map has featured more fighters in more intense fights. In this edition: a sprawling conflict between the Tea Party and the GOP establishment, all swirling around Ted Cruz. Cruz is like a Tea Party virus that finally penetrated the Washington establishment. In ten months, he gave Republicans a shutdown they didn't want, ruined their debt limit strategy, cratered their poll numbers, and raised more than $1 million for his own campaign. As has been extensively noted, many Republicans are not happy about this state of affairs. Neither are big business donors.|
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