Other than killing Osama bin Laden, this is probably the best thing that has happened in Washington D.C. since Barack Obama became President.
For the first time in 17 years, back when Bill Clinton was President and Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, the federal government has shut down. Well, kind of. It’s only the non-essential stuff that is closed. Finally. Is there a way we can keep it shut down till the 2016 election? Just move the Obama family back to Hawaii and let most of the members of Congress go back to their states?
Team Obama, not one to ever let a political crisis go to waste that can damage their political opponents, is reportedly using this as a launching pad for the 2014 mid-term election, where lies their last chance to take back the House and prevent Obama from becoming a lame-duck President for the remainder of his term (instead of, you know, actually displaying some leadership and doing what the American people put Obama in office for and solving the problem….but who’s counting?). They have not had a victory all this year, having been plagued by scandals and their own incompetence, lack of strong leadership, and inability to work with anyone in Congress with an ‘R’ after their name. Pres. Obama embarrassed himself in front of the world trying to handle Assad and Syria and now they’re looking to bounce back, using the GOP’s insistence on defunding ObamaCare as their launching pad. The mainstream media, with the exception of Fox News and a few others, will demonize the GOP and blame them for the shutdown.
Personally, I think this is the best thing Congress has done in years. Somehow, I don’t think I’m the only one. If I was a Republican in Congress, I’d take the blame for the shutdown and wear it like a badge of honor.