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View Diary: Congratulations, GOP! You got your shutdown. Now what? (139 comments)

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  •  It's the spectacle... (10+ / 0-)

    Really, this all comes down to the need to manufacture a malicious spectacle, the aesthetics of which are a pure delight to Teahadists and their ignorant and self-harming base. The theatrics from the "true believers" over the last 24 hours also remind me of the piece by Broockman and Skovron highlighted by MB in a recent Night Owls open thread, documenting the degree to which (~15%) legislators systematically overestimate the conservatism of their constituencies. In that ~15% gap, I hope, lies the punitive demise of the TP/GOP obstructionists in Congress.

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

    by angry marmot on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 06:47:25 AM PDT

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