Perdido 03

Perdido 03

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Should He Be Using This Comparison?

From Politico: 

If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, the GOP will “fold like hotcakes” in the fight to defund Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn said Friday afternoon before a critical set of votes.

The Oklahoma Republican said that after seven or eight days of shutdown the Republicans will begin to feel the heat from their constituents over lack of services back home, like pay for members of the military. To that end, Coburn explained that Republicans will not keep the government shuttered in order to defund Obamacare.
“The only time you shut down the government is when you shut it down and refuse to open it until you accomplish what you want. But we’ll fold like hotcakes,” Coburn told reporters. “You do not take a hostage you are not going to for sure shoot. And we will not for sure shoot this hostage.”

I dunno, maybe it's fine, but given all the mass shootings lately, I might have chosen a different comparison to use for my illustration than “You do not take a hostage you are not going to for sure shoot."

In any case, like Coburn, I can't see a shutdown going on for longer than a week.

But given how much President Obama loves to cave to the GOP, I wouldn't be so sure they'll be the one's to cave.

The GOP is full of crazy people, they don't seem to understand that Obama is dying to stick a stake through Medicare and Social Security if they would just give him half a chance.

He showed that the last time a "Grand Bargain" was on the table.

Luckily the Tea Partiers think he's a socialist and refuse to have anything to do with him.

Otherwise we'd already be looking at gutted Social Security and Medicare.

Still, this stuff always bears watching.

At what point do you think the country just breaks apart because it becomes plain it can no longer be governed from Washington?

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