Will Jim DeMint Call the Shots this Fall?

After 40 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, will Speaker Boehner and House Republicans finally stop wasting American taxpayer dollars and time?  That depends on who the GOP plans to listen to…

Tea Party favorite and current Heritage President Jim DeMint:

Former senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that congressional Republicans who oppose the Defund Obamacare effort “should be replaced.”

Or Republicans like Clint Murphy, a former McCain presidential campaign advisor:

Clint Murphy, a 38-year-old former GOP staffer, offered a surprising message to his conservative peers last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.  After his own battle against testicular cancer – and subsequent struggle to obtain health insurance coverage – he now supports Obamacare, the very program against which the Republican Party has fought for months.

“When you say you’re against [Obamacare],” Murphy posted on his Facebook page, “you’re saying that you don’t want people like me to have health insurance.”…

“We have people treating government like a Broadway play, like it’s some sort of entertainment,” he told the Journal-Constitution.  “To make something work, you’ve got to participate in the process.  [Republicans] are not even participating in the process.”

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