The pResident's polling must have shown that his hard line 'I will not negotiate' diatribe was a big mistake,(It kind of reminds me of barry's 'red line' silliness, which he also tried to lie his way out of). Now he's saying that he's always been willing to negotiate with the Republicans... just as soon as they give away all of their bargaining chips. I certainly hope that McCain and the surrender wing of the Republican Party don't fall for that nonsense, especially since barry doesn't seem to know how to be truthful anymore.<quoted text>Now that we have a runaway train on our hands, I don't know what the solution is. Try to stop it as quickly as possible I guess before it flies off the tracks and does more damage. But if the shutdown is lengthy and public opinion ends up dumping it in the lap of republicans/Tea Party, you're going to need a couple of backhoes to dig yourselves out.
Obama & Co. gets out of pretty much everything in case you hadn't noticed, bobin. Just how you thought you were going to pin him to the wall on this, mystifies me.
With obama doing stupid, unnecessary, things to hurt the voters, such as shutting down the 'Amber Alert" site, while Michelle's exercise site stayed up, closing the ocean to private fishing, closing the WWII Memorial to the Veterans that earned it, shutting down exhibits that don't use federal funding, and even moving people out of their homes, even his media stenographers are sensing something stinks.What's worrisome is the chatter and spin about the shutdown is now running so fast, it's hard to stay on top of it which leaves much of the country looking at visuals to tell the story. With cameras rolling at parks, national monuments and health centers where sick children are being turned away, seeing pics of Obama making phone calls to cancel important overseas trips to Asia etc., I think the Tea Party/republicans are going to have a harder and harder time defending their strategy - or lack of. The visuals of this shutdown will multiply the longer it goes on
I was proud of John Boehner on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos'. Boehner did an excellent job of pointing out how the House had passed on to the Senate bills to alleviate each of the problems George brought up, only to have the Senate scuttle them. When George brought up passing a 'clean' debt limit bill, Boehner instantly fired back that there would be concessions to reduce the excessive spending that necessitated raising the debt limit, before the debt limit bill would be passed.
I thought Stephanopoulos was going to cry, Boehner had great answers for all his liberal talking points.
Really?And to top it off which is almost comedic, while everyone is yammering about the shutdown, Obamacare/the ACA is bombing at the box office and nobody's talking it. That story is buried. For 3 years democrats have been touting this healthcare reform as the greatest thing since apple pie, and everything that could possibly go wrong with it, has. At the moment, this THING which they've had 3 years to prepare for looks like it could be the mother of all lemons. Yet all anyone's talking about is the shutdown.
Don't be too quick to surrender, Lyndi. The shutdown isn't working like the Democrats had planned... in fact, it's beginning to show just how petty and vindictive this pResident and his administration are.In summary: The Tea Party (accidently?) offered a shutdown to democrats, they accepted it as a gift and now they're doing what they always do. Transforming it it into a masterful distraction where they will use every possible means at their disposal to come out of this making themselves look good and republicans look bad.
Bottom line, the shutdown is slowly beginning to turn against the pResident.