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Come together in D.C., now


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 02, 2013

~~<p>There is a famous assertion, often attributed to Winston Churchill, that Americans will always &quot;do the right thing, after they've exhausted all the alternatives.&quot; Whether or not it was Britain's iconic wartime prime minister who actually said this is up for debate, but it's a pointed quote in any case, and one that fits the current political mess.</p>
<p>The standoff on Capitol Hill culminating in the current federal government shutdown represents the worst possible alternative lawmakers could have selected. It was a cynical political choice made all the more shameful by the fact that real people could suffer from it, especially if it drags on for any length of time.</p>
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There is a famous assertion, often attributed to Winston Churchill, that Americans will always "do the right thing, after they've exhausted all the alternatives." Whether or not it was Britain's iconic wartime prime minister who actually said this is up for debate, but it's a pointed quote in any case, and one that fits the current political mess.

The standoff on Capitol Hill culminating in the current federal government shutdown represents the worst possible alternative lawmakers could have selected. It was a cynical political choice made all the more shameful by the fact that real people could suffer from it, especially if it drags on for any length of time. Login for more...



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