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Rachel Maddow On Federal Shutdown: Republicans Got NOTHING

Maddow explains how the GOP's “ransom note” of endless demands utterly backfired.

With the federal government standstill finally coming to an end, Rachel Maddow explained on Thursday night’s show just what exactly the Republicans got out of it: Zero!

Maddow went through the long list of Republican demands, from changing federal employee pensions to denying birth control pension, in exchange for re-opening the government, only to conclude that from that entire list, the GOP came up completely empty.

"Through this process, Republicans said they would shut down the government, or, once it was shut down, they would refuse to open the government unless they got each one of these things. Of all of these things that they demanded, they got none of them! None...these have been sixteen bad days for the country and the economy,” she said. 

She added, “It may be true that nobody won, but someone definitely lost here.” 

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Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.


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