I wondered when the Tea Party would wake up. Ezra Klein wonders if Republican legislators are about to bolt:

With Palin, Romney, Limbaugh and the largest tea party group on the same side of this, I'd bet there are plenty of elected Republicans looking to bail. What they need is an excuse. If the House Democrats manage to make any real changes to the deal, they'll have one -- and so will John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. 

One more reason for the Dems to stick together. My own view is that the backroom deal with Obama will split open the GOP coalition as easily as Sarah Palin's stooges filet a freshly caught salmon.

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