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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:00 PM

Most Americans Call Shutdown 'Embarrassing' As It's Set To Become Longest In History

Three-quarters of Americans say the government shutdown, now tied for the longest in U.S. history, is "embarrassing for the country," including a majority of Republicans, a new NPR/Ipsos poll finds.

If no deal is struck by midnight Friday, this partial shutdown will be the longest ever. From late 1995 to early 1996, the government was shut down for 21 days. Friday is the 21st day of this current shutdown. Neither side appears ready to budge, and this polling and others make Democrats feel they have the upper hand.

And they have reason to feel that way about 7 in 10 in the NPR/Ipsos poll also say the government shutdown is going to hurt the country, that it will hurt the economy and that Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government now while budget talks continue. Just 3 in 10 believe the government should remain closed until there is funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/684300134/most-americans-call-shutdown-embarrassing-as-it-s-set-to-become-longest-in-histo

Embarrassing? I think TRAVESTY is a better word for this.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:01 PM

1. A good chunk of what this admin has done

is beyond embarrassing.

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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:34 PM

2. I bet the orange maggot will brag now he's done the longest shutdown ever in history!

Count on him bragging about how he has the greatest shutdown ever!

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