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Can Republicans Win a Government Shutdown?

Joe211 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 10:19 AM
Republicans couldn't win a one man marathon.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:38 PM
Joe211-I must tell you that, sometimes, I agree with you and I;ve been a CONSERVATIVE all my Adult Life. But I just heard That Rockefeller (WV) says he will NOT seek Reelection in 2014. That's one step in the right direction!
If Republicans do happen to force a shutdown in Washington, it's very possible they'll be embracing a political loser while doing the rest of us an immense favor.

With three Washington-manufactured fiscal apocalypses -- sequestration, the debt ceiling and a new "budget" -- on the docket, the idea of shutting down government to extract concessions from the iron trap sometimes known as the Obama administration has gained traction among Republicans. Or, I should say, the idea of threatening to shut down Washington has.

Pat Toomey, John Cornyn and other conservatives have said as much, though they've littered their shutdown statements with comforting modifiers,...