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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 09:45 AM

GOP: Republicans must shut down the federal government

Senator Mike Lee says Republicans must shut down the federal government and refuse to open it unless President Obama defunds his own health care reform law. That sounds completely insane, but (as I note in my story) Marco Rubio has endorsed the same position. According to Lee, a corresponding effort is starting to be kicked off in the House.


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Meanwhile, Steve Stockman is circulating a discharge petition in the House to force John Boehner to create a select committee to investigate Benghazi. Boehner has favored handling Benghazi, which is more of a conspiracy theory than an actual investigation, through numerous committees, muffling its impact while lending the investigations a sheen of normality. Conservatives want a single, select committee, no doubt run by the truest-believing conservatives, to run the hearings in the most high profile way, and in keeping with the base's certainty of the administration's guilt:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/today-in.html



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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 10:29 AM

1. Part of me hopes that they actually go through with this

That will end their dreams of a Senate majority pretty quick IMHO.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 11:21 AM

2. how did President Obama put it..

...during that last debate with Romney when Romney thought he was gonna drop the bomb on him?

Oh, yeah.

'Please proceed'.

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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 11:34 AM

3. Yeah

I hope that they do

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2013, 12:49 PM

4. This is why the public has a dim view of Congress!

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