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Remember That Time Elizabeth Warren Said A Shutdown Was “Anarchy”?

Last year, Elizabeth Warren said a government shutdown was evidence of Republican “anarchy.” My, how things have changed.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was against government shutdowns before she was for them. Last year, she railed against Republicans and said they wanted to shut down the government in order to prevent food inspections, allow lead into children’s toys manufactured in China, and deform babies through their mothers’ use of unsafe morning sickness pills.

Seriously, she said that:

You’d think that they believe that the government that functions best is a government that doesn’t function at all. So far, they haven’t ended government, but they have achieved the next best thing: shutting the government down. But behind all the slogans of the Tea Party and all the thinly veiled calls for anarchy in Washington, behind all that, there’s a reality.

My, my, my, how things have changed. Now Warren is suddenly a big fan of government shutdowns. She’s such a big fan that she’s trying to orchestrate one all by herself:

Weird. I was told last year that threatening to block a spending bill over one provision was tantamount to treason. I was told that hostage-taking during the budget negotiation process was downright un-American.

Warren’s not the only who has magically gone from a government shutdown opponent to a staunch shutdown proponent. The Beutler Republic‘s Brian Beutler is also suddenly a big fan:

Beutler TNR Pro Shutdown

Beutler’s newfound shutdown love is especially hilarious given this treatment he gave the notion just a few months ago, before Facebook roommate Chris Hughes orchestrated his very own TNR shutdown:

Beutler TNR Anti Shutdown

If the current disarray within Democratic ranks is any indication of how life will be for liberals during Obama’s lame duck presidency, we’re all in for quite a show. Let’s just hope that hypocrisy-induced flip-flop whiplash is a pre-existing condition covered by Obamacare.

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