The Shutdown Caucus Explains Itself And the mind reels. Ta-Nehisi Coates Oct 2 2013, 11:02 PM ET Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email Print Comments And the mind reels: "We're not going to be disrespected," conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." Derek Thompson has more. I do not.