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Government Shut Down: “Like 9/11!” “Let’s Roll!”

Here’s a terrific synopsis from Rachel Maddow concerning the House Republican devised government shut down. Unsurprisingly, they have been gleefully planning this since 2010, when the GOP took over house majority.


  1. October 2, 2013 at 9:42 am

    How the GOP can (maybe) now win this showdown…

    Okay so all except the most one-eyed conservative has to admit the reality that the GOP will be blamed by voters for the budget / gov’t shut down crisis. But an interesting thing may very well happen on the way to next month’s circus.

    The debt ceiling D-Day is just around the corner. In fact it’s so close that it now seems VERY probable that the budget / shut down crisis will not be resolved by mid Oct and THEN an interesting thing may happen – the budget / shut down / Obama-care crisis and the debt ceiling crisis will combine into one ENORMOUS crisis that revolves around both issues.

    This could be VERY interesting. Mainly because just as the public supports the Dems on the budget / shut down issue, they broadly support the GOP on the debt ceiling issue. So if the two fights turn into one BIG fight, who will the public end up supporting?

    It could be a hail-mary / gift from God situation that saves the GOP.

    Boehner has made it clear that he wanted to avoid the shut down confrontation in order to save his ammo for the debt ceiling crisis. And he may kinda sorta get what he wants now. The conservative wing of the GOP (I think that may be me) may then get what they really want – the opportunity to force changes to the ACA set-up with the FULL BACKING of the US electorate. Because the political conversation / vicious trench war will be about balancing our national kitty, we can make changes to Obama-care by making the simple argument that the US simply can’t afford the ACA. Because it is a financial reality and not an ideologically based argument, independent voters are much more likely to respond to it.

    With a bit of luck our gleefully anticipated thumping at the polls in the mid-term elections will then remain a Democrat pipe-dream and the ACA will be amended as we’d like.



  2. October 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Ack…I don’t know if I can handle these guys quoting the United 93 passengers. Fighting for your life against terrorists vs. political power games — not the same thing.


    • October 3, 2013 at 12:25 am

      It’s crazy isn’t it. These petulant seditionists are acting like they’re doing something heroic.


      • October 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm

        Taking away health insurance from people…heroic, all right.


    • Sedate Me
      October 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Maybe they should be put on a United 93 recreation flight so they can experience it firsthand.


  3. October 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Great share!
    I just wish I could wrap my head around this whole mess. Its so far beyond me…


    • October 6, 2013 at 1:48 am

      Our country is held hostage by 40 tea baggers. I don’t think there are many Americans who can wrap their heads around this.


      • Sedate Me
        October 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        Better call in Seal Team 6! Thanks to Gerrymandering, that’s the only way some of these teabaggers are going anywhere.


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