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The tragic-comedy we've all watched for the last few weeks is coming to an end.  When even the Wall Street Journal editorializes like this we know the end is near.  

This is the quality of thinking—or lack thereof—that has afflicted many GOP conservatives from the beginning of this budget showdown. They picked a goal they couldn't achieve in trying to defund ObamaCare from one House of Congress, and then they picked a means they couldn't sustain politically by pursuing a long government shutdown and threatening to blow through the debt limit.

President Obama called their bluff,

and
The Beltway budget melodrama rolls on to its predictable and dreary end, with both sides now split over increasingly small differences. None of this is worth a partial government shutdown, much less the risk of a debt default, and both sides are looking like losers. Let's get it over with.
I have not always been happy with President Obama.  But I'm glad he stood his ground on this.  Had he not we would have seen constant repeats of this whole fiasco for the next three years.  Now I suspect, having been badly burned, Republicans will refrain from trying this again.

Link to the whole article is here:  http://online.wsj.com/...

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