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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ho Hum over at Politico as to be expected from the voice of conventional wisdom John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman have a standard routine "Republicans in disarray" article about how Republicans can't decide if they want to shut down the government or not.

Oh and the Republicans criticizing Republicans aren't anonymous strategists. The Idaho congressional delegation is sharply divided (did you know there were two of them ?).

Others in this group include Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and Raul Labrador (Idaho), who called out Boehner during Monday’s session.

Pitted against the “pro-shutdown” crowd are veteran GOP lawmakers, especially those who were serving in the House in 1995.


Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) has a famous slogan it plastered above the door in his congressional office in the Rayburn House Office Building.

“Politics is not about ideological purity or moral self-righteousness, it’s about governing. And if you cannot compromise you cannot govern,” Simpson says, reciting the Henry Clay quote.

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