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The right-of-center war on John Boehner

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The war on John Boehner began before the November elections and is continuing as we head into the new Congress. The local Republican Party units, aligned with the tea party — indeed, the Augusta County unit chair who is also the State Central member is married to the director of the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party Patriots — have been urging Boehner’s removal for months, echoing the message of other far right-of-center voices who are more impressed by Senator Ted Cruz’s shut-down-the-government efforts than the pragmatic leadership of less showy representatives.

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