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Jonathan Bernstein

Mitch McConnell Doesn't Want a Shutdown

Reactions to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's latest comments are totally ridiculous.
Listen to my words.
Listen to my words.

Oh, c’mon. I know we’re well into the campaign silly season, and I suppose that Republicans have earned what they’re getting today with their ill-considered government shutdown strategy last fall and other brinkmanship since taking the House majority in the 2010 elections, but reactions to Mitch McConnell's latest comments are totally ridiculous.

Here’s what the Republican Senate minority leader said to Politico: “We’re going to pass spending bills, and they’re going to have a lot of restrictions on the activities of the bureaucracy.”