HOW TO SPLIT THE GOP AND CREATE A THIRD PARTY BY 2014: ‘Top’ DC Republicans Sent Oppo Research to ‘Hammer’ Cruz. When the leadership is trying to torpedo one of your new stars, your leadership needs to go.
The defunding effort Cruz really needs to lead is one that cuts off money to the Republican establishment and all its minions.
UPDATE – Drew, at Ace:
There are only a couple of ways the GOP can possibly lose the House next year. A shutdown isn’t one of them but completely demoralizing conservatives certainly could.
They’ll find a way. They always do.