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That's why we called it "Shutdown Theater" when Obama did it. Obama wanted to inflict maximum pain (well, maximum inconvenience, mostly) on his fellow Americans for political advantage. Trump wants to inflict maximum pressure on his well-heeled political opponents.

Big difference.

People Are Awful, Part Kajillion:

I literally laughed out loud.

Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is super Hispanic. Right?

My friend Carol Roth NAILS IT:

The CNN crew are still mystified as to why half of the country loathes them.

It's sad how many people are celebrating this:

Here is your semi-annual reminder that if you're getting a tax refund you've just given the government an interest-free loan for a year.

Do better.