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When I first heard this talk of another ‘government shutdown’ in 2011, I figured it was just Democrats whipping it up as a cudgel for the election. Then I heard Republicans talking about it too. But I still figured it was just a way of ratcheting up their own core voters — who of course loved the first one too. But then I started looking at the contours of the growing movement to kill Health Care Reform through defunding rather than repealing. And you can start to see how both sides are going to find themselves next spring with lots of incentive to push the whole thing to the limit. I suspect it really will happen or at least they’ll go to the brink. Christina Bellantoni took a look at the guy behind the would-be pressure/whipping group on the issue, Defundit.org.

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