No, we don’t.

Via Washington Examiner:

Vice President Joe Biden said that Washington needed a “strong Republican party” free of the Tea Party’s influence to break through the political gridlock in the nation’s capital.

At a fundraising event in North Carolina for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, Biden said he believed the GOP would eventually move away from its conservative wing. He cited the GOP primary in Alabama’s first congressional district, where last week former state Sen. Bradley Byrne defeated rival Dean Young, who was backed by local Tea Party groups.

“You are going to see the Republican Party wrestle back eventually to a mainstream conservative position and that’s good,” said Biden. “We need a strong Republican Party. Because we have to have somebody we can look across the aisle and make a deal with.

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