Everywhere I read the last couple days I have been seeing the same thing. McConnell wants to keep the government open to protect his 2016 election class. What an idiot.
Boehner apparently made the statement that Democrats want to keep the government open as much as he does. Do they? Really? Why not make them prove it.
We all know that intelligence is not McConnell or Boehners strong suit. Folding and curling into a ball is their most perfected talent. Reading and understanding politics is definitely not.
Let’s see a couple years ago all we heard was how the Cruz led shutdown was going to destroy the GOP for elections to come, possibly even generations. It would bring back the permanent Dem majority in Congress and the White House would be nothing but a pipe dream.
Well after that 18%ish shutdown, that saw open air monuments barricaded, and the Deadliest Catch guys go to Congress to testify, Boehner and McConnell and the rest of the GOP “leadership” blinked. They gave Obama everything he wanted and then some.
So that election in 2014 must have been a serious drubbing for the GOP, right? Well not exactly. Turns out they expanded their majority in the House. Took 9 seats in the Senate to gain the Majority, and over 300 seats from Federal to local elected positions. We now have 24 States of both Governor and State House GOP rule vs only 7 for the Dems.
The GOP managed to take 68 of the 98 State Legislatures. Math time. That means GOP took over 3/4 of the state legislatures, and just below HALF of all State Governments. Some blow back for shutting down the government I see there.
Some will say that since it was only 16 days it was forgotten by election day. The fact that it was an off year and Obama wasn’t on the ticket hurt the Dems. Maybe, but not that much.
This was a direct result of the shut-down. No in spite of it.
So to whoever takes over Speaker, read history. It is full of all kinds of fun facts that can be learned. Like how people hate the government and want less of it at just about any cost.