AP: Republican Party As Divided And Angry as Ever. Infighting at the highest levels of GOPSubmitted by P.Au.L on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 18:31
BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.
Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation’s highest earners.
‘‘People are mad as hell. I'm right there with them,’’ Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, said late last week, declaring that she has ‘‘no confidence’’ in the party her members typically support. Her remarks came after GOP lawmakers agreed to higher taxes but no broad spending cuts as part of a deal to avert the ‘‘fiscal cliff.’’
‘‘Anybody that voted ‘yes’ in the House should be concerned’’ about primary challenges in 2014, she said.