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Fri., Oct. 18, 2013, 1:20 p.m.

Raul & ‘Insufficient Craziness Theory’

The liberal editorialist who leads the opinion pages of the nation’s largest newspaper says that Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador and his tea party colleagues suffer from “political blindness” that may prompt them to trigger another government shutdown early next year. “Every time Republicans suffer a rejection of the most right-wing items on their agenda, a significant number decide they haven’t been sufficiently crazy,” writes New York Times Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal in his blog. “That was the conclusion that many Republicans drew from the defeat of Mitt Romney in 2012. And now that Republicans in Congress have been forced to surrender in their fight with President Obama over the budget, health care and the nation’s credit, some are drawing the same conclusion”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Ever heard of the "Insufficient Craziness Theory" before?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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