The partial government shut down is official, but the sun still came up. My kids’ buses arrived on time and brought them to school. The stock market is about to open and no market meltdown is expected. Millions of Americans who are still lucky enough to be employed are going to work today. Life goes on. Sure, there will be some problems, or glitches, to borrow a term from the Democrats. Unfortunately, Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t been furloughed, so we can expect more of this.
Shut down or not, life goes on. But we all know the Democrats and their pals in the media won’t spin it that way.
Only in the Obama era are the guys who say they will negotiate criticized as blind ideological zealots, while those who repeatedly and acidly refuse to negotiate are hailed as heroes. That is exactly what has been happening as Washington headed into shutdown mode. Consider events just since Sunday’s round of television news interviews. On “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California said, “We will not shut the government down. If we need to negotiate a little longer, we will negotiate.” ….
The response from leading Democrats essentially was “Hell, no!” And it was followed by another deluge of vicious attacks on the GOP, much like one last week by a key White House aide comparing House Republicans to terrorists and suicide bombers. (Read More)
Expect more of the same.