“Listen, there’s no daylight between the tea party and me. None.” — John Boehner, ABC News interview, 6 April 2011
UPDATE: Greg Sargent:
Two polls find Republicans and Tea Partyers want a shutdown: If that’s what Boehner is up to, it’s made more understandable by two new polls. Gallupfinds that Republicans are the only group who expect their leaders to hold out for what they want (51-44), even if it leads to a shutdown. By contrast, Dems (68 percent) and independents (60 percent) strongly support a compromise.