Government Shutdown Winners and Losers

Matthew Dowd discusses the shutdown and the 11th-hour deal that ended it.
1:30 | 10/17/13

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Thanks so much. We're going to go to political contributor matthew dowd. The president says it's not going to happen again. But the differences very deep. This is a short-term expiration date on this. If they don't do something in 30 to 60 days, part of it expires in january. Part of it expires in february. They have to do something quickly to try to reach agreement again, even after the agreement yesterday. And there seems to be a civil war going on inside the republican party. We fought a good fight. Let's do it again. Others say, we can't do this again. That's going to play out in the next three months. Absolutely going to play out. And it's going to play out for the next three years. I think it's going to play out for the course of midterm elections. This is a huge fissure in the party, between people who say let's get the job done. And people who say we're going to stand on principle no matter what. Standing up on principle, not negotiating over the debt limit. Gave no concessions over the course of the several weeks. But the official white house line, no winners here. And you agree with that. Absolutely there's no winners here. Anybody who tries to talk about a winner, is someone saying they're the sexiest person in clown college. They're still a clown. And nobody wins in this. Everybody loses. And the biggest losers is the federal government as a whole, who puts it in the position of no faith, no trust, and no relevancy in americans' minds. Okay. Matthew dowd, thanks very much. Let's get the headlines from

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