They would have to battle Obama and the media - just like in the last election.
Republicans need to hold a press conference and explain to the public what a government shutdown would do. Letting the media scare the public about the unknown consequences is working against you and for the Democrats!
Tell us now:
* Would Social Security, Medicare, Military spending be affected?
* Would we continue servicing our debts to bond holders?
* Would government employees pay be withheld? (A good thing)
* Can anything be done to force the Senate to reduce spending if the government shuts down? If not, an explanation should be given as to what comes after a shutdown.
Just merely saying a shutdown should or should not occur without the details is not satisfactory.
Speaker Boehner is waffling all over the place and is scared of a shutdown which pleases Obama, Reid and the Democrats.