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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
Republicans suddenly unable to explain what the shutdown is about
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 3, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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Remember when congressional Republicans argued that the government shutdown was  based on their passionate opposition to Obamacare?

That was way back on…let me see…Monday, wasn’t it?

Well, as the old saying goes, that was then — and THIS is now:

Republicans think Obamacare is so destructive that they watched the government shut down when Democrats refused to change the law.

But two days later something strange has happened: Republicans aren’t coming up with new ways to try to dismantle or delay it.

Instead, they’re pushing dead-end mini bills that would fund popular parts of the government that President Barack Obama ...

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