I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

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I'm Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price

Gen­eral Nathanael Greene refer­ring to the Bat­tle of Bunker Hill 1775

Yes­ter­day morn­ing the cry went up again bout how the GOP is try­ing to make deals with democ­rats to foil their own cau­cus.

Repub­li­can lead­ers on Wednes­day also con­sid­ered changes that would mol­lify con­ser­v­a­tives fur­ther, like set­ting Home­land Secu­rity fund­ing to expire in mid Feb­ru­ary instead of March.

But Boehner may still need the help of Democ­rats to get his plan across the fin­ish line, mak­ing the White House’s cur­rent posi­tion a pos­i­tive sign that he could get his pack­age through the House.

And the media & the GOP estab­lish­ment keep insist­ing that a Gov­ern­ment shut­down will cause all kinds of trou­ble for the GOP

All of this sounds very familiar:

CNN Oct 21 2013:

GOP, Boehner take shut­down hit in new CNN poll

“The midterm elec­tion is a year away. There’s plenty of time for Repub­li­cans to work on the brand, but they’ve taken a bit of a beat­ing here. They’ve got some work to do. They need a bit of a makeover,” King said.

The Roo­sevelt Insti­tute:

Yes­ter­day the fed­eral gov­ern­ment shut down for the first time in two decades due, in part, to the GOP’s grow­ing oppo­si­tion to con­tra­cep­tion. Repub­li­cans are intent on rolling back women’s rights, and this time they are hold­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment hostage in an attempt to advance their agenda.

And when they weren’t com­plain­ing they were laughing

Aug 27 2014 Think Progress:

Seri­ously? Repub­li­cans Threaten ANOTHER Gov­ern­ment Shut­down Over Obamacare!

And all that was before the elec­tion, an elec­tion that not only increased the GOP major­ity in the House but gave them a much larger major­ity in the sen­ate than expected, yet we are still hear­ing this non­sense:

This GOP strat­egy is ideal for a party that has devel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion of not gov­ern­ing in the recent past. In Octo­ber 2013, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and the Sen­ate could not agree on an appro­pri­a­tions con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion, or a bill to fund the gov­ern­ment. This gov­ern­ment shut­down was largely caused by con­ser­v­a­tives who wished to defund or delay the Patient Pro­tec­tion and Afford­able Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

This move was largely con­sid­ered to be a total dis­as­ter for the GOP. Shut­ting down the gov­ern­ment severely dam­aged the Repub­li­can brand.

Maybe if it’s just me but if I had the type of elec­tion after stand­ing up to Obama & the Democ­rats by shut­ting down the Gov­ern­ment that the GOP did I’d not be all that afraid of oppos­ing them again.

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I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price

General Nathanael Greene referring to the Battle of Bunker Hill 1775

Yesterday morning the cry went up again bout how the GOP is trying to make deals with democrats to foil their own caucus.

Republican leaders on Wednesday also considered changes that would mollify conservatives further, like setting Homeland Security funding to expire in mid February instead of March.

But Boehner may still need the help of Democrats to get his plan across the finish line, making the White House’s current position a positive sign that he could get his package through the House.

And the media & the GOP establishment keep insisting that a Government shutdown will cause all kinds of trouble for the GOP

All of this sounds very familiar:

CNN Oct 21 2013:

GOP, Boehner take shutdown hit in new CNN poll

“The midterm election is a year away. There’s plenty of time for Republicans to work on the brand, but they’ve taken a bit of a beating here. They’ve got some work to do. They need a bit of a makeover,” King said.

The Roosevelt Institute:

 

Yesterday the federal government shut down for the first time in two decades due, in part, to the GOP’s growing opposition to contraception. Republicans are intent on rolling back women’s rights, and this time they are holding the federal government hostage in an attempt to advance their agenda.

 

And when they weren’t complaining they were laughing

Aug 27 2014 Think Progress:

 

Seriously? Republicans Threaten ANOTHER Government Shutdown Over Obamacare!

 

And all that was before the election, an election that not only increased the GOP majority in the House but gave them a much larger majority in the senate than expected, yet we are still hearing this nonsense:

This GOP strategy is ideal for a party that has developed a reputation of not governing in the recent past. In October 2013, the House of Representatives and the Senate could not agree on an appropriations continuing resolution, or a bill to fund the government. This government shutdown was largely caused by conservatives who wished to defund or delay the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”

This move was largely considered to be a total disaster for the GOP. Shutting down the government severely damaged the Republican brand.

 

Maybe if it’s just me but if I had the type of election after standing up to Obama & the Democrats by shutting down the Government that the GOP did I’d not be all that afraid of opposing them again.

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The year is almost over but I’m still hoping to make enough from my own niche market to salvage 2014 but it will take $4500.

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