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Friday, October 4, 2013

For most of's not a game

In the video Rand Paul talks about a winning strategy but what's he winning? The country is losing $300 million for every day the government is shut down.I saw Rand Paul give that GOP messageIn of the day on CNN. He said that the administration only had four people guarding the embassy in Benghazi but they had 5 park rangers keeping the vets from visiting the WWII memorial.  I heard that talking point being used several more times during the day by representatives and Fox News hosts.

I saw our own representative Blake Farenthold fall for Chis Hayes's  trap. Chris asked Rep. Farenhold if he wanted to defund Obamacare. Farenthold said that he wanted fairness and a delay of the individual mandate ,just like the president gave to small businesses. Chris Hayes said that the delay would cause Obamacare to fail and the GOP knew that.. Bam, that's when Mr. Farenthold forgot the talking points and admitted that he wanted to defund Obamacare. Back in August of this year,Rep. Blake Farenthold joined 79 fellow Republicans by signing a letter to John Boehner urging him to use defunding Obamacare as a strategy to pass the CR. The representative knew that he had been had and his facial expressions said it all. Rep. Blake Farenthold is not a bright fellow but the straight-line party Republicans will try to send him back to Washington year after year and then they wonder why our government is in a mess.

Fox News are doing their best to help the Republicans by referring to the shutdown as a slim down or a slowdown Right wing talk show hosts and Fox News hosts are downplaying the effects of the shutdown. Millionaires will never feel the effects of the shutdown.

Republicans are trying to deflect blame because the Senate won't pass their piecemeal approach. The only reason Republicans added funding NIH to their piecemeal legislation,was that there was a story in the Wall Street Journal about 30 children being denied cancer treatment. 

The GOP now wants now wants a lifeline to save face. Several Republican have said the president has to give the GOP something and they go on to list a laundry list of goodies but they don't want to give anything in return. Keeping government open is what congress is supposed to do. 

I heard that John Boehner might consider passing a clean bill to raise the debt limit to keep the country from defaulting but insist that the government remain shutdown until he gets a grand bargain.


Mike said...

Neldene Matusevich wrote : "I recommend you go on line and read Thomas Sowell's page on The title is "Who Shut Down the Government. Sowell, an Economist is one of the best. He knows the Constition and does not mince truth. Great teacher.

Sowell does teach economics but he's never mention as being one of the greats..he does tickle the ears of right-wingers like Sarah Palin.

I read the article Sowell wrote for Townhall but he didn't say anything new…Shutdown and default …no big deal,all we have to do is pay China the interest on the our debt and forget all the rest.

Lol..Congress can pick and chose to pay what entitlements it wants t pay ? Show me that in the Constitution.

This is an insight on Thomas Sowell

"Sowell compared President Barack Obama's actions to Adolf Hitler's in a June 2010 editorial for Investor's Business Daily titled "Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?"[35] Sowell described the role of uninformed citizens ("useful idiots") in the rise of Hitler and Vladimir Lenin, arguing that the U.S. was on a "slippery slope to tyranny" because citizens were not thinking about the issues. The example he gave was the creation of a relief fund for the BP oil spill, in which he asked rhetorically what gave the President an unconstitutional "authority to extract vast sums of money from a private enterprise and distribute it as he sees fit to whomever he deems worthy of compensation." This comparison was criticized by liberal groups such as Media Matters[36] and the Democratic National Committee, who said that the article would be considered "ridiculous if it weren't so vile," noting that "it deserves to be marginalized."[37

born2Bme said...

It still comes down to who watches FOX. All of their talking points don't reach the ones who voted President Obama in twice, so basically, it's all a moot point.
Independents are the ones they should be catering too and they are doing just the opposite.

Mike said...

That's exactly right..?Come election time ,it's 47% for each party and the 6% will decide the election.

born2Bme said...

Don't take this wrong, and I'm not saying this is a good thing at all, but this might be an eye-opening experience for some people. They have no idea just how much a part the government plays in their daily lives. They might "think" they want smaller government, until their food supply, their safety, and many other things, start to be effected.