Bottom line, the question is asked, “Who is to blame for the shutdown”?
The truth means nothing...
To some extent this is true. But the MSM needs examples, interviewees, to pour on the coals and really make their pathetic case. This is becoming more and more difficult because the young GOP conservatives they have to talk to to make that case are smart, quick, and unrelenting. A good case in point yesterday was Andrea Mitchell's interview of the GOP congressman who handed her ass back to her on a silver platter. Be encouraged - we sent some pretty fantastic people to Congress in 2010 and they are raising hell. They pushed Boehner into a corner and they made him grow a spine for once. They pushed Obama into behaving like he really is - a two-year old brat that needs a diaper change and a nap. Obama's petty actions on Parks, Death Benefits for Fallen Soldiers, Monument Closings, et al is going to bite him in the ass. It wouldn't surprise me that his ego is going to make him do something stupid like hold up Social Security Checks this month just because he can. And, if he does that, then I'll just count that check of mine as money well spent if it stops his tyrannical ass.
The GOP is losing in:
a. The Mainstream Media
b. The Washington social circuit
But it is winning eve3rywhere else...
Screw perception. Just do the right thing.
The public is gradually moving toward blaming everyone, not just the GOP, which is actually a net gain for the GOP. As long as it's even remotely close to 50/50 (60/40 would probably be good enough), there will be no lasting damage to election prospects.
The AP poll shows that Republicans are blamed by 60% of the public, and 50% blame the Democraps. I guess 10% voted for both.
This is much lower than in 1995, when the difference was 22%. And Republicans suffered no lasting effects from that shutdown.
Moreover, the trend is good, since more and more people are learning about the disastrous effects of Obamacare.