Together, the Republicans who believe that Obama's banishing God and those who believe he's banished liberty make up the most dangerous of armies -- the kind that believes it must fight to the end or be vanquished completely. And Ted Cruz is the general leading them to their last stand.
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The tea party faction may be steering the Republican ship, but they are not the only faction in the party. If Boehner is deposed, it is not at all clear that any faction within the GOP has the votes to elect any person speaker unless they join with Democrats.