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Where are the GOP grown-ups?

As this latest bout of budgetary brinksmanship besets Washington, this question occurs. Or rather, recurs: Where have all the GOP grown-ups gone?

The GOP used to style itself the adult party. Is there really no congressional leader of sufficient stature and seriousness to tell Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and their band of Tea Party ideologues that the time has come to cease and desist?

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