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Rand Paul: Talk of Shutdown 'Government by Chaos' [with Video]

By David A. Patten

Editor's Note: Newsmax Senior Editor David A. Patten is in Washington this week interviewing the incoming tea party freshman and Republican leaders to offer an exclusive look at the next Congress and its Republican agenda. This is the second in a series of Newsmax special reports and videos.

GOP Senate-elect Rand Paul tells Newsmax that he opposes any effort to shut down the federal government in order to extract budget cuts from Democrats, a tactic that he branded “government by chaos.”

In 1995, Republicans were lambasted in the court of public opinion over the GOP-led shutdown. Public workers were furlowed and then-President Bill Clinton saw his re-election prospects revive.

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Calm and collected..looks

Calm and collected..looks tired tho..