This thread is a bunch of progressive lies and blame game bullshit. They have convinced themselves and their band of sheople that this is all Boehner's fault. In fact most polls show that both repubs and dems are getting the blame for the shut down.
Bonnie Alba on progressive fear of the teaparty, "Those who throw immoral and corrupt barbs at us FEAR losing what they have gained over decades — control plus power. These ideologues have promised a "salvation in this world" they can never fulfill. We have to commit for the long term. We will spend the next 10, 20 and 50 years, if that's what it takes, to streamline our government and return to constitutional governance."
I wish more Republicans had the guts to stand up and take credit for trying to stop this law. I wish fewer Americans were so easily manipulated by media. Nevertheless, the truth is what it is: Obama-care is the greatest attack on the American way of life in four generations. It will kill more Americans than al-Qaeda’s wildest dreams, and it will bankrupt us more rapidly than even our already spiraling expenditures would manage, reducing the whole nation to poverty. Who is willing to shut down government in order to carry this monstrosity forward, and what must be the nature of their motives? They might claim “compassion,” but the truth is that Obama-care represents the naked aggression of the state against its people.
After all, where is the compassion of Democrats for all the people who won’t be hired tomorrow because employers do not wish to increase their liability under the law? Isn’t it cheaper and easier to outsource to Asia than to hire an American? Where is the compassion of Democrats for all the Americans who are having their hours cut, in order to get below the Obama-care maximum part-time hours? Where is the compassion for all of the people who will now die prematurely, unnecessarily, because Obama-care will limit what sort of procedures may be done or which medical devices might be used on a particular patient? If you want to know the real compassion of Obama-care, it is encapsulated in the President’s infamous counsel to a 2009 town-hall questioner that granny ought to just take a [pain] pill rather than put her survivors through the expense of keeping her alive.
The truth about Democrats’ alleged compassion is that it extends in every direction in which they can easily buy political support, but in no direction at all when it cuts into their power. Democrats’ compassion isn’t for all the individual lives they will wreck in all the ways Obama-care will accomplish, but instead for the sake of their own political advantage. For power, they are willing to shut down government, starve granny, and hand her a pain pill if she becomes too loud in her agony. When people argue over who is willing to shut down government, we should all recognize the sad fact of the matter at least in this case: The Republicans are merely trying to stop a disaster from wrecking the whole country, but otherwise willing to continue funding government pretty much as-is. The President and his party of shameless power-hungry looters are willing to starve anybody if it will carry their newest program forward.
Americans should be calling their Senators, Democrat and Republican, to insist on joining Ted Cruz and Mike Lee on the de-funding of Obama-care, or simply resign themselves to take their pills and be quiet about it.