Wednesday, April 06, 2011
House Republicans applaud Government Shutdown
House Republicans are bent on shutting down the government this weekend because they believe that they can blame it on Barack Obama and derive political benefit from it going into 2012. What Republicans fail to take account of is the invention of the video camera. Republicans might be able to mislead people in the short run about who is responsible for shutting down the government and all the negative impacts it will have, but in the long term we have video of the House Republicans cheerleading the shutdown. Let the record show: Republicans want the shutdown; Democrats oppose the shutdown but aren't willing to cave into Republican blackmail. Americans will figure that out before November 2012; Americans are smarter than Republicans give them credit for.
Update - This headline pretty much sums it up: "Tea Party: Bring on a government shutdown"