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But now, on the eve of the shutdown, the "giddy" behavior the Tea Party extremists are displaying is becoming even more comprehensible.


Because the first parts of the government that will be shut down are the parts of the government that the Tea Party extremists say they hate!



Meanwhile, the parts of the government that Tea Party extremists love will keep right on cranking:


The only bummer for the Tea Party extremists is that Social Security checks will still be delivered and Medicare bills will still be paid. The Tea Party extremists say they hate Social Security and Medicare, so this will be awkward for them.

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