Avlon on Shutdown: What Makes This Stupid Is Republicans Have Unified Control of Government

‘That same Donald Trump saying that the president would be judged harshly is in the same position except with even less of an excuse’

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AVLON: “That's just a delicious little montage that was put together. What’s serious about it and makes this situation even more stupid is Republicans have unified control of government. We’ve had government shutdowns in the recent past, Democratic president, Republicans in Congress, real impasse, you have Ted Cruz trying to do a flaking move on ObamaCare this last time around, you've got a call on a hostage negotiator to get it done. It’s usually against the wishes of Senate leadership who always say, 'Everything is fine, keep calm until you go over the cliff.' In this case you have Republican control of government and that very same Donald Trump saying that the president would be judged harshly is in the same position except with even less of an excuse.”

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