The Republican Party isn’t a unified front right now. At least not in the House. There are some congressman who don‘t think that Speaker John Boehner’s debt plan goes far enough. There are others who think that even though Boehner‘s plan isn’t perfect, it’s the next-best thing. And many have accused the Tea Party Reps. of being in the former camp and sabotaging any compromise. But there’s one Tea Partier who is breaking the mold — Allen West.
“We can sit around and wait for the 100 percent plan, but as I said in a short speech I [gave] at a GOP conference a few days ago, this is a 70, 75 percent plan that gets us to continue to move the ball forward down the field, and that’s why I’m supporting it,” he explained.