posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Ahabstar
Just another futile attempt to shift the blame for this fiasco off the republicans and some pretty bad logic on top of that. There's really no reason
to go to such effort to convince right-wingers that this is the Democrats fault. All you have to do is to say that it is and they'll bite, hook, line
& sinker. In reality, they're a pretty shallow crowd who are easily convinced with shallow arguments.
Only the american Tea Party could be so dysfunctional as to convert what was an actual win in the congressional budgetary process into their own
epitaph and may God bless them for it.
The House & Senate Democrats had already compromised and agreed to the budget proposal offered by the Republicans, (continued sequester level
spending) which was some 70+ billion less than what they had proposed in their own budget proposals.
This should have been a budget victory that Republicans could brag about, but no way they were going to let that happen. They had to go and throw
this temper tantrum over the personal mandate, (which was originally a Republican idea to begin with, go figure?) and refuse to pass even this lousy 6
week budget extension called a C.R., unless they get to shut down/defund/repeal/delay the ACA. As if the President would sign anything like this when
it came to his desk.
I have algae growing in my fish pond, (pond scum) that has more intelligence than the Tea Party and based on their support of these idiotic tactics,
I'm beginning to wonder if it might not be smarter than the rest of the Republican party as well.
I know that John Boehner is smarter than this. Maybe he just finally decided the only way to get rid of this nuisance, ( the Tea Party) is to let
them hang themselves until they are dead on the vine, so to speak. One can only hope.
edit on 2-10-2013 by Flatfish because: (no reason