Skip to comments.The Beginning of the End for Washington
Posted on 10/01/2013 8:37:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
Step back. Try for a moment to extrapolate what a government shutdown and discredited U.S. currency could do to the economy and the public's faith in government. Think beyond next year's congressional elections or even the 2016 presidential race. Factor in existing demographic and social trends. I did, and this is what I concluded:
1. The Republican Party is marginalizing itself to the brink of extinction.
2. President Obama can't capitulate to GOP demands to unwind the fairly legislated and litigated Affordable Care Act. To do so would be political malpractice and a poor precedent for future presidents.
3. Despite the prior two points, Obama and his party won't escape voters' wrath. Democrats are less at fault but not blameless.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...
The comments are far more correct, and entertaining, than the liberal blatherings of the author.
Hopefully it is the end of Washington. Washington as we know it.
Thank-you for getting it posted. How true!
The end of Washington. Like thats a bad thing.
author Ron Fournier? Good grief, he’s been a democrat hack for his entire career. I won’t even read this article, even though it’s posted by a class of 1998 vet.
All central operations in Washington get moved to the island. Those which won't fit will remain behind and turned into a national park run by the national park service as a museum and historical site. The surplus space can be leased or sold to convert into hotel rooms for the visiting tourists.
If not for Ted Cruz...the GOP would have caved to the Dems
Cruz exposed a lot of GOP who support ObamaCare
Cruz is the front runner now for 2016....and the Liberal Rove/Soros wing of GOP is well aware of it.
Gee, I guess all those years peddling propaganda for AP has made Ron’s brain even mushier than most libs. He moved onto greener pastures, unfortunately, his mind never left the liberal pigsty.
I skimmed the article...the comments, for the most part, have been highly entertaining.
Where is the Barf alert?
Amen brother. Keep it shut down. 6 weeks from now, around thanksgiving they will be screaming.
The federal government is highly overrated. Fifty states will still be running, and they will adjust. Besides, with the numerous other government shutdowns, can anyone remember any catastrophic consequences? I don’t know how many government shutdowns I’ve lived through, and not a minute of my life changed because of them. Shut it down.
Well, they need to hurry it up so we can start over again.
A major theme for the local KING 5 news station is that the Klondike Gold Rush Museum in Seattle may close due to the government shutdown.
I didn’t know there was a Klondike Gold Rush Museum in Seattle.
I didn't know the US Constitution called for a Klondike Gold museum or its funding.
Shutting down national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Ellis Island, etc. is absolute stupidity! The cash these parks bring in more than pays for their upkeep.
It's in the fine print...somewhere...
How the hell do you close the grand canyon?! Rope it off with big signs saying “Looking is not allowed!”
It's one of those "penumbras" you have heard tell of....
If Baraq al-Husseini had his way, they could fill it up to the brim with one copy of the Federal Register.
I think they would need to use the marinanas trench for overflow if they tried to fit the federal register in the grand canyon.
“fairly legislated and litigated Affordable Care Act”
“Law’s change”. That is Govt 101, and should be a GoP talking point.
“Elections have consequences”, Dem’s lost the house, house controls the purse strings. That is more Govt 101.
“This is the new budget”. Budgets are how Govt spending is done, (Yet more Govt 101). When the senate stopped passing budgets, they moved that discussion to the debt ceiling. If they would like to back up and pass a budget before dealing with the debt ceiling... We would prefer that approach.
My kids hate it when I use that word around 'em.
Ron Fournier has nothing but contempt for any Republican who is to the right of Lindsay Graham or Susan Collins.
Obamacare is TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION.
Obamacare has nothing to do with care, health or medical treatment.
Obamacare has everything to do with a mandatory insurance that everyone must buy at the point of the Federal gun.
Obamacare Medical Insurance premiums are under the control of the IRS.
These insurance premiums can be raised every year by the IRS with no involvement by Congress.
Thus, all the present and future Democrat rulers have to do is tell the IRS how much taxpayer dollars need to be forcefully extracted from the taxpayers, and the IRS will extract the money for them.
Hence, Obamacare Insurance is taxation without representation that Traitor John Roberts of THE NINE SUPREMES has ruled it to be above the control of the US Congress, and it will stay until Obamacare is ABOLISHED!
I stopped reading when I got to that lie.
The park rangers are nice to have around but unnecessary for the average tourist. People can drive in to the Grand Canyon and pull over at the viewing points, and take their hikes around the rim, and go to the restaurants and hotel/motels.
Closing these options is mere punishment for the masses, and then the usual squalid democrat finger pointing.
They are closing the grand canyon because Michelle fell in and got stuck last time she was there.
The 2nd amendment was fairly legislated as well.
Not one Republican voted for Obamacare,they did not pass a Bill,they passed an outline of a Bill,when Pelosi said,we have to pass it to see what’s in it,she meant they had to pass the outline and they would write the bill later, the out line was 2700 pages,the law is now so far,more than 27000 pages,so this crap that people voted for this crap is a lie.