“Congress Shutdown Has Dems Feeling Emboldened, But Worried It May Last A While”

HUFFINGTON POST

By Sam Stein

Nancy Pelosi, James Clyburn, Steny Hoyer, Steve Israel, Joseph Crowley

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats emerged emboldened Monday night from the breakdown in efforts to avert a government shutdown, confident that President Barack Obama had the political upper hand and would stand firm in future negotiations.

Just outside the House floor, many of those members lingered leisurely, even as the chamber took several largely party-line votes to fund the government while delaying aspects of Obamacare.

This was pure theater, they argued. And regardless of how Republicans arranged the stage, the ending wouldn’t change.

“I don’t blame the president for one second,” Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) told The Huffington Post. “I wouldn’t negotiate this stuff either.”

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English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...
English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House Español: Barack Obama firmando la Ley de Protección al Paciente y Cuidado de Salud Asequible en la Casa Blanca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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