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"Shut It Down!"
Government shutdowns and the cult of defeat.
Government shutdowns are one of the most emblematic occurrences of the cult of defeat. Not once have any of these government shutdowns resulted in securing their stated goals. In fact, Obamacare has become a third rail of politics, and spending has increased at historic rates through every presidential administration of this century.
Even worse, government shutdowns have made those clamoring for fiscal sanity and seriousness look rather insane and unserious.
The only conclusion we can reach on why this tactic remains something certain political figures love to flirt with and talk about is that they can go and get rich on personal donations as they ride political apocalypse and capitalize on their constituency's sense that they can do nothing but lose and must make their glorious last stand one worth remembering.
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