republican problems.

government_shutdownToday, I’ve got ’em. On October 2, 2013… I have heaps and heaps of Republican problems. Nearly 48 hours ago the government was shut down. Shut down? I know, I almost didn’t believe it either. Then, I recalled that the same thing came close to happening last year. The general liberal media consensus is that the Republican party is having problems that can be explained rather easily by the following phrase: smart for one, dumb for all. What a loaded generalization.

Historically, the government has shut down more than a dozen times since the 1970’s. This time, the Republican party is being harshly blamed. Media has taken to calling the Party a terrorist organization – kind of insulting. If you Google Republicans Shut Down Government right now, Google will tally upwards of 765 million results. What the media and public seemed to have missed is the following:

  • House Republicans have tried to negotiate with Democrats – it’s just every one of their efforts have been met with an attitude that screams Democrats want all or nothing. How do you negotiate with that?
  • Within the first twenty-four hours of the shutdown, House Republicans did try to reopen certain parts of the government. Their effort was met with a swift Democratic rejection and a ‘We don’t negotiate!’ attitude.
  • President Obama doesn’t want to get involved. Despite his press conferences and trip cancellations – what measures did he take to prevent a shutdown? Has he tried to end the shutdown? Aside from accusing House Republicans of a laundry list of terrible things, he has done nothing.

All of this has led to my having a day brimming with Republican problems – my Republican problems caused by the Democratic party.