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October 18, 2013
Ross Douthat on shutdown: "An irresponsible, dysfunctional and deeply pointless act, carried out by a party that on the evidence of the last few weeks shouldn't be trusted with the management of a banana stand, let alone the House of Representatives."....Jeff Weintraub on GOP: "Has become a dangerous menace to the republic, with no clearly visible redeeming features."....Dana Milbank: "The amount of wreckage Cruz has caused in such a short time is truly awe-inspiring. He has damaged his party, hurt the economy, lowered the nation's standing and set back the conservative cause."....Barbara Morrill on GOP: "They were willing to destroy the full faith and credit of this country to.. what? Grow Ted Cruz's email list."....Rep. Rob Andrews on GOP: "People went through three weeks of grief for some political exercise."....Rep. Alan Grayson: "At this point, the Tea Party is no more popular than the Klan."....Michael Tomasky on Tea Party Republicans: "I cry for what these maniacs are doing to my country."....Harry Reid on Ted Cruz: "A laughing stock to everybody but him."....

October 15, 2013
Chuck Todd to Sen. Ted Cruz: "What planet are you living on?"....Dana Perino: "Democrats and the liberals live in the biggest mainstream media bubble ever created in the history of the universe."....John Podhoretz on GOP strategies: "Suicide of the Right."....James Woods on President Obama: "A true abomination."....Joe Klein on Boomers: "Our sell-by date has passed."....Banksy on the art world: "The biggest joke going...A rest home for the overprivileged, the pretentious, and the weak."....

October 9, 2013
Reagan budget director David Stockman on GOP: "It doesn't stand for anything except reelecting itself. It's a coalition of gangs."....SC Justice Antonin Scalia on Washington Post: "Shrilly, shrilly liberal."....Bill Moyers: "The Tea Party minority armed with huge sums of secret money from rich donors sucked the last bit of soul from the Grand Old Party of Abraham Lincoln. They became delusional, then rabid."....Rush Limbaugh on Moyers: "Propaganda."....

October 4, 2013
Buffalo News on GOP: "Republicans, in thrall to the tea party, are ignoring their duty to the nation."....Peoria Star Journal on Boehner: "He, his chamber and his Republicans own this shutdown, no matter what talking points they've adopted to try to deflect the blame."....Kansas City Star: "Shame on Republicans for creating this mess."....Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "Are effectively trying to nullify the 2012 election to impose a minority view."....Sacramento Bee: "Will go down in history as hostage takers willing to tank the economy if their demands are not met."....Jon Stewart: "If it turns out that President Barack Obama can make a deal with the most intransigent, hardline, unreasonable, totalitarian Mullahs in the world, but not with Republicans, maybe' he's not the problem."....

October 1, 2013
NY Daily News on Congressional failure: "House of Turds."....Charles Krauthammer on shutdowners: "A suicide caucus."....Rep. Alan Grayson on GOP re shutdown: "Sadistic... It's as if the Republican health care plan is: don't get sick and if you do get sick, die quickly."....Nina Totenberg on shutdown: "A suicide mission...for Republicans."....Rep. Jim McGovern on minority leader Mitch McConnell: "I don't want to sound like I'm nostalgic for Newt Gingrich but the bottom line was by comparison he seemed more reasonable."....Rachel Maddow: "Elect Republicans and they will burn the place down."....Congressional aide on shutdown: "Congress literally threw staff under the bus on this... You're hurting staff assistants who are sorting your mail."....Kirsten Powers on shutdown: "Heckuva job, wacko birds."....

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