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  •  McConnell's furiously trying to neuter the TP (10+ / 0-)

    Precisely because they want another shutdown.

    McConnell knows how that will play out -- with the Republican leadership desperate to cut a deal with the Democrats.

    Before the last shutdown, the sequester was set in stone for the next eight years.  Cuts and cuts and cuts and no new revenue, ever again.

    Then the Republicans forced the shutdown -- and after a few weeks they finally agreed to Harry Reid's position, which was to put the sequester back on the table along with revenue enhancements, AND to give Federal workers their first COLA in three years.

    If they do another shutdown, they'll be doing it three months closer to Election Day, and they'll be doing it when they'd much prefer to be fundraising so they can fight off the Koch-backed primary opponents they'll be facing before they make it to the general election.  (That's a problem their Democratic rivals don't have, by the way.)

    Visit for Minnesota news as it happens.

    by Phoenix Woman on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 05:28:15 PM PST

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