They got slammed hard from the last shutdown and fear more of the same. This will hurt their standing with their base though.
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Well, this budget deal, I was just telling Mr. Snerdley, folks, I must be honest with you. I’m having trouble getting engaged in it, because I think everybody’s expectations are a bit high here when measured against reality. But I feel duty-bound to discuss this. You know, as I said yesterday, I got e-mail from people thinking that I had shirked my duties as premier talk show host by not talking about this. This is Thursday, so it must have been Monday or Tuesday. And it was clear, I talked to a bunch of people about this. The Republicans are shell-shocked.

Everybody’s trying to understand why the Republicans are doing what they’re doing. They’re shell-shocked. I don’t care, the conservative side, the Boehner side, they’re all just shell-shocked. They have no awareness of the problems that Obama is in. They’ve never seen anything like it.

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