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Obama campaign manager: House Republicans ‘committing economic treason’

President Barack Obama’s former senior White House adviser and campaign manager David Plouffe accused House Republicans of “committing economic treason” during the partial government shutdown on Thursday.

In a snarky tweet about Republicans’ attempts to negotiate an end to the government shutdown, Plouffe dredged up the “birther” issue in order to discredit the GOP:

Republicans and Democrats could not come to an agreement on how to fund the government by the start of the month, forcing the government to partially shut down.

House Republicans have repeatedly said they will pass a continuing resolution if it comes with measures that defund, delay or affect Obamacare, but Obama and Senate Democrats have refused to budge when it comes to the president’s signature legislation.

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