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Republicans not making sense
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Chances are that when the GOP inevitably capitulates, the vote to end the government shutdown will be surprisingly one-sided.And what with 72 percent of voters in a Quinnipiac University poll saying they disapprove of the shutdown, the retreat almost can't happen soon enough to save the Republican Party from the charlatanism of Sen. Ted Cruz and screwball allies like Rep. Michele Bachmann. Because, you see, contrary to the hoary conventions of Washington journalism, this made-for-TV crisis has never really been a sign of "partisan gridlock" or any such thing. Even my own gibe about Republicans losing to Harry Reid and Barack Obama above is somewhat misleading.The real fight hardly involves Democrats, one reason Reid's had little trouble keeping the Senate majority in line.

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