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    lead to a shutdown fight but given Boehner's complete lack of control of his Caucus, I won't be surprised if Cruz spearheads another shutdown attempt next month. Pragmatic Republicans know a shutdown a month before the elections would completely change the dynamics, taking the Senate out of play for the GOP and giving Democrats a chance in the House but Cruz and the other hardliners that blew up Boehner's border bill could care less about being pragmatic. The bottem line for them is that in order to keep the government running, they'll have to vote for something Obama will actually sign right before an election. If the majority of House Republicans side with the extremists, I doubt Boehner will pass a funding bill using Democratic support since he is obviously only concerned with keeping his Speakership.

    Let's not let 2014 be anything like 2010. Republicans only win when we stay home!

    by Tim D M on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 07:53:50 AM PDT

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