The Inevitable Republican Collapse That Will End the Shutdown

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Smart Liberal

Dublin, Ireland

#1 Oct 14, 2013
(The New Republic) Setting aside the hourly thrust and parry between Democrats and Republicans, here's how the shutdown is likely to end: Senate Majority Harry Reid is going to strike a deal with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell at some point in the next few days. The deal will reopen the government for a medium length of time -- possibly till January 15, when the next round of sequester cuts kick in -- giving the two sides time to replace the sequester with something more appealing.

The deal will also raise the debt ceiling -- maybe for as little as a few months, maybe until after the 2014 election. Reid will give up almost no concessions in return for any of this, with the exception of one or two symbolic items, and he'll probably get some higher-than-sequester level of government funding (a top Democratic priority) for a month or two starting later this year. Pretty much every Democrat in the Senate will vote for the deal, along with at least five and maybe as many as 20 Republicans.
space ace

San Diego, CA

#3 Oct 15, 2013
We are already seeing the beginning of a long decline for the GOP. 2012 was just the start. Hell, even the Republican-biased Rasmussen polls now have the Dems as a +7 in the generic congressional polls. That's enough to retake the House and then some. America is tired of the right wing radicalism.

Chicago, IL

#4 Oct 17, 2013
Expect the Democrats to easily take back control of the House in 2014. America is tired of the radical right.
Smart Liberal

Dublin, Ireland

#5 Oct 21, 2013
I told you so!

Lombard, IL

#6 Oct 22, 2013
Smart Liberal wrote:
I told you so!
You were right - they don't call you "Smart Liberal" for nothing!
Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#7 Oct 24, 2013
The collapse of the Republican party is upon us. Republicans will be swept from office next year in near landslide proportions.

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Oct 24, 2013
Arch on Larch wrote:
The collapse of the Republican party is upon us. Republicans will be swept from office next year in near landslide proportions.
Obama will be first!
Awful Truth

Dallas, TX

#9 Oct 24, 2013
I hate to burst your bubble, but Obama isn't up for reelection, nor can he run for another term, although he WOULD win if he could run.

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