wow. there are clearly people here who don’t understand how the world works.
what this all means is the either boehner is a fool (which would be preferable to the other alternative) or boehner is *afraid.*
to quote a brilliant mind: “fear is the mind killer.”
the sharks all know this and obama and the dems are nothing if not sharks. now the smell blood. they will never give in. the main chance has been lost.
I don’t want the military to get caught in the crossfire of the budget shutdown. So I’d like them to solve that problem, and it sounds like Boehner has a plan to do that with this 1-week CR.
We are supposedly winning the discussion. The longer this drags on, with the republicans doing things like this to keep government going, and the democrats screaming “shutdown” and complaining and offering nothing, the stronger our position gets.
That is, so long as the tea party doesn’t abandon the fight to “prove a point”.
“what this all means is the either boehner is a fool (which would be preferable to the other alternative) or boehner is *afraid.*”
Boehner wrote a 1 week extension that cuts $12 billion for that one week *AND* funds DoD. It’s a nightmare for the Dems, it’s a stop-gap on GOP terms, but at the same time makes it clear that the Dems will take the blame for the shutdown if they dont agree to it or to HR1, the GOP 2011 budget plan.
PR-wise, we WANT the Dems to take the heat for the shutdown, because its the Dem gameplan to shut down the Govt and blame the Republicans for the ‘crisis’. The GOP wants to either (1) avoid the crisis by funding 2011 at better levels or (2) make it clear that Dems are to blame for lack of agreement.
The critics of Boehner ... “are clearly people here who dont understand how the world works.”