Comments for: The tea party is like Sonny Corleone — it just has to be put down

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.

In trying to understand the Republican Party’s internal battles, it helps to think of Michael and Sonny. Corleone, that is. On one side we have Sonny — the hot-headed, impulsive, shoot-now-take-names-later son of Don Corleone. On Capitol Hill, he personifies the tea party followers who would rather die on principle …

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