Government Shutdown , A Tea Party Favorite .

Again threatening to shut down the government.

History repeats itself

This phrase never more true ,as the republican congress threatens to shut down the government if the president doesn't offer an unconditional surrender and kills his own signature peace of legislation "The affordable healthcare act".The internal turmoil within the republican party is reaching historic proportions because those who do have memory and remember what happen in 1995 know that it will not only damage the national economy which is recovering from the recent recession but it will backfire on their own party as they will be blamed for the dire consequences the government shutdown will bring.The current scenario lends itself for people like Ted Cruz latest darling of the tea party extremists to try to position themselves as front runners for the presidential primary election towards 2016,like the recent charade he performed with his 21 hour non-filibuster filibuster attempt.As if the threat of government shutdown wasn't enough they also threaten with sending the country into default by not raising the debt ceiling to pay for what congress has already authorized, if the White House and the senate refuse to comply with their long list of demands as if all of a sudden the party that looses an election gets to determine how the winning party should govern.Even people who have no sympathy for the president or his party recognize that the current path chosen by the hostage takers will not advance the cause of the GOP or even the conservative movement, but will increase the possibility of a democratic takeover of the House in 2014.

But,if the Economy Improves,which It May or May Not,they're Left with Nothing.

It's a sad situation the extreme right wing fringe of the republican party has put the GOP in towards the next presidential election.They have put their party in a position where the only thing that can make them win the presidency is an economy where the great majority of the people are suffering economic distress.From the talking heads, to the party leaders and legislators, there's only one theme ,and that's to defeat Obama, whom they despise beyond reason;this wouldn't be very unusual if they would've had him as a political opponent as the elections of 2012 approach, but what makes it not only unusual but irresponsible is the fact that this has been their strategy since the very day he was sworn into office.Both leaders of the house and the senate, as well as other leaders of the party itself were out making it clear and not mincing words stating that their primary mission was not to overcome the possible recession or even depression that was looming at the time but to make sure that Obama failed and was a one term president, they didn't infer this ,they said it in so many words.And to their credit they have kept that promise ,there hasn't been a single white house initiative that the republicans deemed worthy of any consideration as a starting point for negotiations to arrive at a bipartisan solution to any problem .I clearly remember that simpleton knucklehead sean hannity whining every single day for hours at a time on his talk show ,how the democrats were wishing for the economy to go downward so they could defeat bush, unfortunatelly for him all this can be easily verified by a single click of the mouse,and now the republicans have shown us that they not only have wished for the economy to worsen but have actively worked tirelessly for years now to undermine the recovery and if possible create their beloved double dip recession that would guarantee them the white house.I really don't think it's possible that with unemployment at over 9 percent Obama will be reelected,but what the righties have done with their relentless state of confrontation and political hyperbole is to both lower the expectations and the bar for what would be perceived as a success for the administration and at the same time raising the bar for themselves as far as how bad the economy has to be for them to be right.But in any case, THEY BETTER WIN THE 2012 ELECTION BECAUSE AS I WILL EXPLAIN TO YOU IN ANOTHER ARTICLE EVERY YEAR THAT PASSES BRINGS CLOSER THE INEVITABLE REALITY OF A GOP INCAPABLE OF EVER WINNING A NATIONAL ELECTION.

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Gusser 4 years ago

Illegal entry into this country IS a crime--The Libs in Gov't refuse to enforce the law. So your fine if I break into your house right?


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

well my home country is the great state of new jersey, best state of the union.now if you mean the country i was born in, there are no illegals there ,if you wish to reside there you go in apply for permanent resident and as long as you have a clean police record there's a lot of paperwork to fill out but it is always granted.also there's open border with the two neighboring countries meaning there are cities on the border of the two countries and there's a line painted on the floor to let you know which country you are in, now that is not possible here because half the population of the globe would come here , but as far as the illegals that are here there has to be a humanitarian and compassionate solution to provide a path to legality as long as they haven't broken the law in any way(yes i know you believe we already broke the law when we came in or stayed illegally but unfortunatelly for you and thank god for us this is not considered a crime )and demonstrate they will not be a burden to society,.


Gusser 4 years ago

How much love does your home country show for illegals? Would you show "love" is someone broke into your home illegally?


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

well if you don't support a party that rewards lawbrakers you don't need a third party you're perfectly fine voting for the republicrats.they're not showing any love lust for us illegals


Gusser 4 years ago

And I would never support a party that rewards lawbreakers. Time for a 3rd party.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

you're absolutely right they both benefit from the problems but since I am a working man it's only logical that i would vote for the party that will benefit me the mostN I.E.the democans in the same way it makes a lot of sense that the rich would vote for the party that will benefit them the most the republicrats, what do i define as rich? people who make over a million a year.plus having been an illegal alien and immigration amnesty being my first priority i would never vote for a party that wants to deport every person who is here illegally without proposing any kind of humanitarian and compassionate solution.


Gusser 4 years ago

Didn't your OBIE get elected because of all the turmoil Bush had going? Both parties benefit from the problems. They are DomoCANS & RepubliCRATS--Your voting for either of them is the problem.


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mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay Author

thanks you forgot one , anti-immigrant i'm following you and will comment soon


Sooner28 4 years ago

Hey Mio! The Republican party is nothing but anti-everything now. Anti-gay, anti-reproductive rights, anti-education, ant-science. It's incredible really that anyone still votes for these clowns. Good hub and voted up.


Gusser 4 years ago

Wow--Bad economy got Obie elected. Bad Economy got Clinton elected. "It's the economy, Stupid" Seems both parties need recessions to win. But your bias has been noted.


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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

Liebermann works for the Repubs though, IMO. And White-horse used to BE one! I wonder if they are there to make sure Dems never succeed? And then there's Arlen Specter, who switched to Dem after how many years as Repub?? 30??? that doesn not compute.

Then, when you think about how long most of them have been there...it's mind-boggling! and half of them are millionaires.....oh boy. Depression. LOL! But OWS has given me hope! One thing's for sure...this Bagger stuff--all their candidates,and Fox. Is crazy with a capital C. Not ever seen anything like it.


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mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay Author

YOU'RE RIGHT BUT THE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE WEAK-KNEED DEMOCRATS IS TO JUST TRY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THEM WITHOUT NEEDING THEM TO BE DESCICIVE, AND WHAT I MEAN IS TO BE STRONG ENOUGH SO IT WOULD BE IN THEIR OWN BEST INTEREST TO SIDE WITH THE 99RS INSTEAD OF THE ONE PERCENTERS .WE CAN'T MAKE THE MISTAKE THE REPUBLICANS MADE OF EXPELLING EVERYONE FROM THE PARTY WHO IS NOT A RIGHT WING NUT EXTREMIST,AND HAVE THE BIG TENT PARTY NO LONGER, BUT A SMALL SLEEPING BAG INSTEAD.


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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

I wonder.....they have their own masters to serve...and it's not us!

And the fact that they have White-horse and Liebermann and that woman from Louisiana always siding with the R's...it's a stacked deck...and Thom Hartmann thinks the Supremem Court is the goal.One more of them, and it's Republicorps all the way.


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mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay Author

FIGHT BACK, THANK GOD OBAMA FINALLY REALIZED THAT THE MORE HE GAVE IN THE MORE THEY WOULD WANT AND STARTED DOING WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIS FIRST RESPONSE AS HE CAME INTO OFFICE SO MAYBE IF HE HAD A STRONG POSITION IN THE BEGINNING THE BULLIES WOULD ALREADY BE AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE BY NOW.


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lovemychris 5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

I don't think they win. Even though the media is on their side...after all..we NEVER hear about JOBS anymore, do we? Wasn't that what gave them the House in 2010?

But if America votes for them again...after this sham of a pretense of governing...that's it.

Dumbed Down doesn't even cover it.

And America is for sale to the lowest bidders....their friends. Already happening in Michigan and Ohio and Wisconsin....all with Republica Gvrs. Newly minted. The Koch-Suckers.

Fight Back!!

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