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October 17, 2013 5:26 PM

This isn’t the apocalypse for the Republicans

Will the tea party be chastened by recent defeat? Not likely, or not for long. Because tea-party leaders inhabit an alternative political reality — sheltered in safe districts or states, applauded by conservative media, incited (or threatened) by advocacy groups, carried along by a deep current of anger and frustration among activists — they have no incentive to view defeat as defeat.

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