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:
“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.
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.
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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