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August 20, 2013


Republicans Don't Have Good Odds in Budget Showdown

Charlie Cook: "It's difficult to understand why any Republicans on Capitol Hill would like their odds in any kind of budget showdown this fall that could result in a government shutdown. Very simply, they would be going into a game with an incredibly weak hand, and their odds of winning would be quite small." More: "While Obama's numbers are hardly impressive, they are still much better than those for congressional Democrats, and they aren't even in the same time zone as the bleak numbers for Republicans in Congress. This being the case, who goes into this fight with the least credibility? The answer is Republicans in Congress... It's a time for Republicans to be realistic and for both sides to be adults--and allow a reasonable deal to be reached."












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