House Republicans cave, shutdown now appears unlikely

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The House has passed a deal to fund every aspect of the government for the next 45 days except Ukraine. This legislation will now go to the Senate. We’ll see what the Senate does with it. But my understanding is they can pass this deal and then do Ukraine funding separately.

I suspect the House sedition caucus just wants to be able to say to their idiot supporters that they ended Ukraine funding. It doesn’t matter if ends up being true or not. Their idiot supporters won’t know the difference. If this is the hollow “victory” they want, and we can fund Ukraine separately, then it’s a huge win for us and we’ll take it.

But remember when I said all along that there was probably no greater than a 30% chance of a shutdown, even as everyone on MSNBC and Twitter was insisting a shutdown was inevitable? Stop listening to these types. They’re always just “predicting” whatever they think will keep you tuned in, not what they think will actually happen – and that kind of thing is never worth listening to. Anyone can make an honestly wrong prediction. But the folks who insisted a shutdown was “inevitable” we’re getting it wrong on purpose.

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