Aug. 26, 2013 04:34
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Just days after saying he wouldn't support a government shutdown unless Obamacare is defunded, Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is now for it. Headlines in next year's Senate race pitting incumbent Democrat Mary Landrieu against, presumably, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, tell the tale: "Cassidy won't support shutdown over Obamacare" (Thursday at theind.com via The Associated Press) and "Cassidy supports government shutdown threat over Obamacare flap" (Sunday in The Advocate).

What happened in that three-day span? For starters, the arch conservative Heritage Foundation dropped Cassidy onto a target list for failing to join the far right wing of the GOP that wants to shut the federal government down if any spending resolutions include funding for the Affordable Care Act. He joined moderate Louisiana congressional Republican Reps. Charles Boustany and the soon-to-be-retired Rodney Alexander on said target list.

According to The Advocate, Cassidy had no comment on his change of heart, although he released a statement reminding us that he has voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare because ... something Albert Einstein said about insanity.

Read about how Cassidy was against shutting the government down before he was for it, respectively, here and here.