And so dies the nonsense of a #shutdown Discharge Petition.

Not that I bought that in the first place, but still:

Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.), a vocal critic of the GOP’s conservative wing, has publicly said he would back a “clean” funding bill to end the government shutdown. But he will not back an effort from House Democrats to force a vote on one.

Peter King was never as likely to sign away his future career as Democrats inexplicably thought that he would have been; but he was one of the most likely ones. So if he’s not going to break ranks on a discharge position then it beggars belief that enough of the supposed other waverers will.  This one runs out to the end, folks.

Moe Lane

PS: The Democrats have been guessing wrong on what the GOP is going to do in response right from the start, huh?