Sen. Jim DeMint Outraged at GOP's Shift to the Left?
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THE ALTERNATE REALITY.... By most measures, congressional Republicans have spent 2009 executing a scorched-earth strategy. The GOP has moved sharply to the right, has abandoned even the pretense of bipartisan cooperation, has embraced and elevated some of the more radical elements of the party's coalition, and recommended policy proposals that even some conservatives described as " insane."
And yet, there are still some Republican officials who are outraged by their party's moderation.
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