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Grover Norquist: This Time, Gov't Shutdown Will Help The GOP (VIDEO)

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Norquist said that not only would a government shutdown be a good idea, it's also probably going to happen. Though he says he hasn't had any specific discussions with Congressional Republican leaders, Norquist says it's clear to him that the government is headed for another 1995-style showdown.

"It's the path that I recommend and I think that it's the path that is likely to be followed," Norquist said.

As TPM's Brian Beutler reported back in September, Norquist isn't the only conservative who's stoked about the idea of a government shut down -- or who says that despite the epic Republican political fail of 1995, a 2011 shutdown will be all about destroying Obama.

Watch Norquist: