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Republican Leadership Drama As Explained By Seinfeld

Republicans had to get the big salad!

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But over in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell was not so lucky.


Some tea party overreaches in easily winnable districts kept the Republicans from gaining valuable seats in the Senate.

Much of these achievements were simply ceremonial, since McConnell and the Republicans were not in leadership in the Senate.

In the meantime, Cruz and a handful of tea party senators have gained national fame and adoration from the Republican base for their bold legislative battles.

McConnell warmed up to the tea party after Republicans complained about his smaller conservative package.

Facing a primary and complaints that he didn't have much ideological staying power helped McConnell's decision as well.

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