The Shutdown Caucus Explains Itself

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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. 

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/10/the-shutdown-caucus-explains-itself/280221/