Yesterday I thought the Republicans were standing on good ground to wage a battle over ObamaCare defunding, and ultimately repeal. Today they turned their guns on each other, in a spectacle that must bring a smile to Democrats who were wondering how they could possibly defend their disastrous health-care plan. They might not have to, if the behavior described by Fox News keeps up:

The squabble started after House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day announced he would agree to the demands of Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to tie a vote on de-funding the health care law to a vote on a must-pass budget bill.

The move would effectively condition the approval of the spending bill on ObamaCare being de-funded, or else risk a government shutdown when funding runs out at the end of the month.

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