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  •  Here's what the Ds wanted before the shutdown (7+ / 0-)

    1.  Budget committee to try to lift the sequester cuts by the next deadline.   Blocked since May.  Done.  (this is the reason for the short deadline, BTW, and the wording insisting on a budget conference being seated)

    Here is what they wanted once the shutdown begain

    1.  Government reopened before we go into default.  Done.

    2.  Treasury free to cope with the debt ceiling next time as it sees fit.  Done.

    3.  No policy giveaways.   Done.

    4.  Shutdown in the news until as close as possible to the Nov 2014 elections, as it makes Rs deeply unpopular.   Likely given that the debt ceiling is going to come up again right in the middle of the election primaries and Rs are going to say and do lots of stupid things regarding it.

    Looks pretty good from where I sit, as long as the final votes go smoothly.

    •  Makes sense (1+ / 0-)
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      Kit RMP

      But I still can't imagine Republicans conceding anything substantive in policy negotiations, and if they don't, we'll be right back to another crisis in February.

      "It is easier to fool people, than to convince them they've been fooled" - Mark Twain

      by Sarge in Seattle on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 12:11:07 PM PDT

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      •  and the GOTP will be in deep sh*t (1+ / 0-)
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        Kit RMP

        as i said above, just hope that they don't take the rest of us with them.

        This time, the elephant must go down. And if possible, it must be so wounded it does not get up for a long time to come. -- Andrew Sullivan, 1 October 2013

        by billlaurelMD on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 12:47:30 PM PDT

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