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View Diary: GOP Shutdown/Default - Latest Updates and Observations (10-13-13) - Harry Reid v. Paul Ryan (172 comments)

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    amsterdam, worldlotus, pashber

    People act like there are hundreds of Teabaggers in Congress, but in reality it's only a distinct minority.  They've been allowed to gain this power because Boehner and the rest of the party have been too craven to stand up to them, but the fact that the House has punted this to the Senate (where the Tea Party has considerably less leverage) means that a surrender is in the works.  The Dow reopening tomorrow will only apply the pressure that much more.  The House may pout to the very end, but if Boehner wants to have any kind of future at all, he'll have no choice but allow a vote on whatever the Senate passes.

    Basically, this is endgame.  

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