(Nevada Republican Party) – A Democrat president is refusing to negotiate in good faith with the Republican-controlled people’s House so the government is, technically, shut down. As Yogi Berra would say, it’s déjà vu all over again.
The undeniable truth is, if the Democrats and media didn’t focus on the non-critical but highly visible effects of the so-called shutdown – closure of parks and other recreational facilities – most people wouldn’t even notice. Or care.
Still, this is no way to run a railroad, let alone a government.
But let’s be clear on why the Democrats are jumping for joy today: Because the government shutdown is taking away the public’s attention from the undeniable truth that ObamaCare is a disaster.
Republicans know it. The people know it. Even the president’s biggest supporters, organized labor, know it. So the government shutdown is a convenient and welcome way for Democrats to change the subject. Misdirection. Sleight of hand.
But for Republicans this is about more than political gamesmanship.
Unlike most Democrats – who have their heads stuck in the ground (or somewhere else where they can’t see reality) – the United States has a spending addiction that our generation better kick before we pass a bankrupt nation along to our kids.
So Republicans in Congress aren’t just talking about helping “the children.” They’re doing something for them. They’re using every legal, ethical way possible to block, delay, defund or repeal ObamaCare before it takes root and destroys America as we know it, while simultaneously fighting to keep Democrats from breaking hard-fought spending caps.
Sure, President Obama, Senator Reid and the Democrats are going to enjoy favorable media attention (when don’t they?), and maybe even score some political points with their temper-tantrum. But they’re dead wrong on spending us into oblivion and destroying our health care system.
“Republicans are standing up for what’s right,” said Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald. “And doing the right thing is never wrong.”