Hillary: Shutdown Result of Scorched Earth Attitudes

Hillary Clinton is now acting as though she is a pragmatic moderate who desires nothing more than reconciliation with the GOP. Speaking at Hamilton College in upstate New York on Friday, she said the government shutdown is the result of politicians choosing "scorched earth over common ground." 

Recalling the days when she was First Lady, Clinton said she couldn’t remember when Washington was so willing to risk "so much damage to the country to pursue their own agendas." She lamented that Barack Obama canceled his trip to an Asian summit attended by China and Russia, and noted that when her husband was president, both sides involved in the shutdown gave up something to balance the budget.


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