WASHINGTON, October 1, 2013 — Harry Reid has done it.
The Senate Majority leader has shut down the government. He had the chance to have the Senate approve the House of Representatives Continuing Resolution that would have kept the government running or he even could have negotiated with the House.
He refused and he shut the government down!
As expected liberal media blamed the Republican Party for the shutdown. But on social media, the left has been in absolute hysterical shock. They have been panicking and trying to stampede the GOP.
What do they want the Republicans to do? They want the Republicans to cave.
The messaging from the left has been somewhere between amusing to asinine. In their social media messaging, the left has been telling Republicans, you need to dump the Tea Party because if you don’t you will be blamed for the government shut down.
If Republicans don’t ignore their base, do what the left wants, you will never be a viable party again!
Isn’t that what the left wants? Doesn’t the left want the Republican Party to be such a tiny party that it does not matter?
Any Republican thinking about taking advice from the left needs to have their conservative card revoked. The left is panicking on the shutdown.
First, “the left” never thought the shutdown would happen. They expected John Boehner to raise his freshly laundered white flag of surrender again. Liberals have been laughing for the last two and a half years as the Republicans screwed their base over again and again.
They watched with undisguised amusement as the Republicans committed political suicide.
Suddenly the Republican Party has grown a spine and now this is a worst-case scenario for the left.
For starters, with the Republicans standing and fighting instead of simply rolling over, the Democrats cannot simply run roughshod over them. Like all bullies everywhere, the Democrats don’t know what to do when their victim suddenly fights back.
But for Democrats, there is an even worse scenario. Americans do not like Obamacare. Americans overwhelmingly do not want Obamacare. The top question on the Obamacare website is, “How do I get out of Obamacare?”
With a government shutdown, Americans are waking up this morning and discovering the world is not coming to an end. If the government shut down goes on for a long time, Americans will realize we have a lot more government than we need.
When that happens, Americans are going to start asking why are we borrowing so much money for a government we do not need. Why is Barack Obama taking multimillion-dollar vacations at government expense when Americans are being forced into a healthcare system Americans neither like nor want?
The left’s hysteria is because they will be the big losers in the government shutdown. The conservative wing of the Republican Party is not only energized but now it will be ascendant.
We know how impotent Barack Obama is as a leader and Harry Reid cannot do much more.
Harry Reid’s shutdown is going to be a victim of the law of unintended consequences. It has united conservatives and will sink the left.
Shouldn’t we all be grateful to Harry for shutting the government down?
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