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Hot Mic Pics Up Republican Strategy

Hey, there's nothing wrong with what they are doing here, we just never get to see it.

There's no question that both the Republicans and Democrats gather secretly and separately to map out their "talking points" and party line for upcoming media interviews. We just never get to see it.

Here the Republicans want to seize on the Democrats position of "we won't negotiate" in the midst of the federal government shutdown.  

From Mashable:

The 40-second video shows Rand Paul approaching Mitch McConnell, asking if he has a second to talk.

"I'm all wired up here," McConnell replies. Paul continues anyway.

"I just did CNN, and I just go over and over again, 'We're willing to compromise; we're willing to negotiate,'" he says in the video. "I don't think they [the Democrats] poll-tested 'We won't negotiate.' I think it's awful for them to say that over and over again."

McConnell responds: "Yeah, I do too, and I just came back from the two-hour meeting with them, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publicly."

"I think if we keep saying, 'We wanted to defund it. We fought for that, but now we're willing to compromise on this,' I think they can't - we're going to win," Paul says. "I know we don't want to be here, but we're going to win this, I think."