Some pro-business Republicans, concerned about the 2014 midterms, say Sen. Ted Cruz should 'sit down and shut up.' Chamber of Commerce chief Thomas Donohue says 'that might be one thing we could work on.'
Michael Needham of Heritage Action for America says that the core fight is Obamacare and any bid to end the government shutdown must deal with it. 'No strings attached' doesn't get it done.
Support for the tea party among Americans has slipped to 22 percent, a Gallup poll shows. Even as tea party politics (and a possible government shutdown) are center stage in Congress, the survey reflects public dissatisfaction with the tea party's push for conflict over compromise.
Sen. John McCain went after the freshman senator for a reference to appeasement of Adolf Hitler that Sen. Ted Cruz made during his epic 21-hour talkathon against Obamacare on the Senate floor.
The many hours Ted Cruz & friends spent in their overnight talkathon (not really a filibuster) in the Senate thrilled conservatives who feel the GOP establishment consists of careerist sell-outs.