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Erick Erickson: Boehner's 'Temper Tantrum' Is A Strategic Prelude To Coming Immigration Push

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"His temper tantrum today had very little to do with the present fight, but the next fight," he added. "Boehner needs to draw fence sitters to him, make conservative groups unpopular, and then dare the fence sitters to go sit with the unpopular crowd during the immigration fight."

As evidence Erickson cited Boehner's pick up of a top-tier immigration policy aide from the Bipartisan Policy Center earlier this month.

For their part, conservative groups like FreedomWorks have struck back, questioning Boehner's credibility by agreeing to a newly reached bipartisan budget deal that raises sequester-level spending.