– Sarah Mimms at National Journal

Conservatives came to Washington labeling President Obama as enemy number one. But increasingly they find themselves battling an even more powerful foe: Their own leadership. And it’s not a fair fight.

The problem for members of the tea party is that the game is rigged against them, as they are repeatedly outmaneuvered and outsmarted procedurally. What they’ve found—and what Sen. Tom Cotton’s controversial letter to Iran this week has proven—is that they’re much better off taking the fight away from the House and Senate floors.

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