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  •  That will be his line for sure, but... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...I'm not sure that will be enough to move the GOP.

    There's an interesting juxtaposition of stories on TPM's sidebar right now:

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    Both of those headlines are perfectly true: a shutdown is a political loser for the GOP, and they're not scared of that fact, largely because the Crazy Bus is being driven by members from districts so safely Red that they can't risk an appearance of compromise.

    My best guess is that they're going to accept a shutdown until around October 14, at which point the GOP will accept a repeal of the Medical Devices Tax (which is already doomed) plus some minor, miscellaneous crap, in exchange for both funding a CR and raising the debt ceiling.

    "Speaking for myself only" - Armando

    by JR on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 04:15:58 PM PDT

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