If Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejects the third iteration of the continuing resolution sent to him by the House on Saturday, the Nevada Democrat will oblige his caucus to stand in support of the ruinous medical device tax they overwhelmingly voted to repeal on March 20 of this year. If Reid adopts his boss´ "no negotiations with non-terrorists" stance, Reid will also force his Democratic colleagues to slam military men and women and their families — right down to the toddlers and the newborns — with punishing pay lapses and facilities closures. If Reid refuses to see what everyone
Comments: Reid and Piglosi rammed Nobamacare thru a one party controlled Congress in the first place...
Neither party really wants to see the government shut down.
That is mainly because they don´t want us to realize that we really don´t need about 90% of the bureacracy. If we suddenly realize that we don´t need all that government, most of them won´t have jobs much longer.
FTA:"Democratic staffers are circulating their resumes and their bosses are pondering life after the Senate. If they could just stop the bleeding ... if they could just get a one year delay until after the next election ... if they could just get a new leader or president."
It´s nice to have a dream, but I hold little hope of this coming true.
What Obama, Reid, Pelosi and like minded jerks do is spin, and the Democrats are hoping for some sort of shutdown, because 90% of the Legacy Media will do their spinning for them, brazen and unashamed. It´s just warfare by other means. The pollsters will rush out survey results showing upward jogs in approval ratings for the culprits, and Miss Lindsey, McPain, and the Trenton Whale will damn their Party to the heavens (because that´s what they do).
Now we all know that when Obamacare bites down fully, this "1000-car pile-up" (as Hewitt calls it) will end a significant number of Democrat careers, but that probably won´t hit the electorate in all its malignant fulness until after the 2016 election, by which time the Legacy Media will probably have installed Her Thighness in powe3r, which means we´ll be stuck with this awful legislation forever. The Azores or Belize are looking better all the time.
The Kneepad Media will go into hyper drive to spin this as the Rebublicans´ fault. There is one avenue available that bypasses the Kneepads and puts pressure on Reid. Light up the phone lines to Dem Senators and let them know that we the people hold the Dems responsible and will show them as such next election. Fascist like Pryor and Landrieu will give Reid an ear full because they can´t make a living once they are defeated. There is only one thing more important to Reid than protecting the fascist despot Obambi, and that is for Reid to retain his power in the Senate. No Pryor, Landrieu and others, no power.
At his point in the game, House Republicans really must hang tough and not cave, irregardless of shutdown threats or worries that the media will blame the GOP.
W/ dingy Harry running the Senate and Barry in the WH, it is unlikely that House reps will win a clear-cut victory. But as long as they show real committment they can force real concessions at wounding, if not ultimately killing, ACA in the long run.
A gov´t shutdown generally puts more financial pressure on the left. The longer the shutdown draws out, democrat constituencies will start to squeal. Naturally, the media will paint this as a republican problem but it really means more pressure on dems to find an agreement.
Keep calm and stand resolute...and don´t fall for the myths of the ´95 shutdown. The GOP and the country reaped greater dividends then than Clinton could ever really claim as his own.
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Mass Minority, 9/30/2013 11:13:27 AM (No. 9543215)
The Dems are betting the farm on the MSM convincing the lofos that its all because the Republicans want to torture puppies and drown kittens. Its worked in the past, but its not a sure thing this time around. Unlike the last time there is no raging cesspool of Bush Hatred agitating the masses. And with all of Obamas speeches about "not negotiating" because he doesn´t have to the public is pretty fed up with the entire concept of a federal Government.
This one is going to hurt the RINOS, fire up the Tea Party and at best leave the left thoroughly disgusted with the whole bunch of them. No one is going to be cheering about principled tough stands by a heroic MAJORITY leadership failing to accomplish even the simplest of congressional duties.
The Dems may finally be going to the MSM propaganda trough one too many times.
Posted this in large part because of the headline...it´s the simple message we should be pushing all day with the subtext that the ´gang of three´ -- Zero, Piglosi, and Reid -- are assuming the same ´non-negotiable´ stance they assumed when they jammed the impending train wreck, Nobamacare, thru Congress...
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