POLITICS
06/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Conservatives Blame Own Party For Woes, Try To Push GOP To The Right

Conservative Republicans in the House and Senate are unhappier than they have been at any point since Newt Gingrich was ousted in a palace coup in 1998. But this isn't 1998.

While restless conservatives such as Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint are blaming their party's problems on its congressional leadership, the right wing of the GOP seems to be more bark than bite when it comes to forcing changes in how Republicans do business on Capitol Hill.

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