Is the Debt Debate Damaging the Republican Party Brand?

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker of the House John Boehner.
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The recent debt ceiling debate between Democrats and Republicans has invited dissident voices within the GOP, fracturing the party's image of solidarity. House Republican leaders delayed a vote on their plan to raise the debt ceiling Monday night after opposition from dissenting conservatives in the party. Last night House Speaker John Boehner was reportedly able to convince a growing number of House members to get behind the plan — but only reluctantly.

The Takeaway's Washingtoncorrespondent, Todd Zwillich, and Republican strategist Ron Christie, CEO of Christie Strategies and author of "Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur" talk about whether this in-party fighting will damage the GOP's brand and political clout.