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Heritage Foundation's Michael Needham Tears Apart Right Wing

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MICHAEL NEEDHAM
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - OCTOBER 09: Michael Needham, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Action for America speaks at the St. Regis Hotel on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images) | Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

On a Thursday evening at the end of August, a respectable, older crowd waited in the ballroom of the Double Tree in Wilmington, Delaware, to hear Jim DeMint speak. The dashing former South Carolina senator and Tea Party icon had been flying around the country on a private jet to stump for the cause of defunding Obamacare, and Wilmington was the last stop on his nine-city tour. In Dallas, he was joined by his protégé Ted Cruz, but most of the time it was just DeMint and his barker, Michael Needham.

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