What we’re witnessing with this shutdown is nothing less than the beginning of the 2016 campaign.
The Republicans are scared sideways of Obamacare doing well–which is the real reason they’re trying so hard to stop it. Ask yourself this:
If they were so sure it was going to fail, wouldn’t they be happy to let it pass?
Of course they would. Then they could simply point and say, “See!” But that’s not what they’re doing, because they don’t think it’s going to fail. They think it’s going to be a major success.
It’s now looking like it’s going to cost much less than was previous thought, and it’s going to reduce costs overall by getting poor people out of emergency rooms (which tax payers still pay for).
Like the democrats have been saying all along, this was a REPUBLICAN IDEA, and it’s a damn good one.
And now it’s about to go into effect, and become a major victory for Obama. Which, unfortunately means for them, a victory for the Democrats in 2016.
So, to prevent this from happening, at any cost, they’re going to shut down the government of the United States.
That’s what’s happening. Don’t be fooled by any hand waving of financial concern. If they were worried about finances they wouldn’t be about to literally cause billions of dollars of damage to that economy they care so much about. Yes, that’s what’s going to happen as a result of this shutdown.
They’re essentially trying to clamp their hands over your ears and yell, “Bollocks, bollocks, bollocks” as loud as they can, while shooting off fireworks, and wearing a clown suit.
Anything to get you to NOT notice millions of Americans enrolling in insurance plans that will save this country billions of dollars and significantly improve health outcomes–which was their exact idea 15 years ago.
Yes, anything but that. Because now that’d be good for the other guy.
We can only hope that some good will come from this in the form of America finally realizing that the modern GOP cares for nobody but themselves.