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I'll make this very brief. In my opinion the President and the Dems were 100% correct morally, ethically, politically, strategically, fundamentally, Constitutionally and and ever other ___ally you can come up with to say that the only acceptable solution to this standoff is to end the shutdown and pass aclean CR for whatever length of time.
It doesn't matter to me what John Boehner, Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan or any other Republican offer, because even if it's my hearts desire, which it won't be, but even if it were, every single offer that they make ends the same way:
OR WE'LL BLOW UP THE ECONOMY.
Think of the best offer they could possibly make - imagine one of them saying,
"Please accept these chocolates and flowers . . . . OR WE'LL BLOW UP THE ECONOMY.
So, I don't care how "reasonable" or "adult" or "responsible" an offer appears, they all include that deal-breaker language:
OR WE'LL BLOW UP THE ECONOMY.
Get the clean CR for some reasonable length of time, open the government and then negotiate like reasonable human beings who represent the interest of 300 million US citizens.