Is it fair to say that there's a civil war between Republicans and Teabaggers going on right now? Because this article makes it sound like a civil war:
Establishment-aligned [Republican] groups have already spent some $23 million on independent expenditures propping up favored House and Senate candidates in contentious primaries [against tea party opponents], according to a POLITICO review of Federal Election Commission records. By comparison, Republican nominees raised and spent that amount in the 2012 North Dakota, Indiana and Nevada Senate races combined — three of the most competitive campaigns fought that year.
They're paying over twenty million dollars in a desperate attempt to kill the monster they created. Politics at its best!