Ten of the Best Quotes From the Shutdown

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  • Rep. Michele Bachmann
  • President Obama
  • Rep. Jim Himes
  • House Speaker John Boehner
  • Grover Norquist
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  • Willem Buiter
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • Yes, They Said That
  • Senate Chaplain Barry Black
  • Rep. Marlin Stutzman

Rep. Jim Himes

"Think about the precedent. What’s next? What if the Democratic extreme said, ‘Well we’re not going to sign a budget unless you do away with assault weapons?’ What if we’re not going to have a budget unless 20 people around here decide that everybody under the age of 40 should wear a tin hat around? This is not the way you govern a great country,” said Rep. Jim Himes (D-Connecticut) on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.


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