POLITICS
11/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Republicans Fear "Crackpots" Becoming Face Of Party

Joe Wilson's outburst Wednesday night earned more than a personal rebuke from the president and a dagger-eyed gasp from the speaker of the House; it drew winces from Republicans worried that their party is becoming known less for the power of its ideals and more for the pettiness of its vitriol.

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