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Time to Shut Down the GOP


A few tweets and quotes sum up how i feel about now.

*‏@NancyPelosi tweets, “That’s the 45th vote to derail #ACA & proof that Rs are bent on shutting down the govt. Time to #ShutdownTheGOP, keep govt open for America.”

*Conservative Michael Gerson writes an article headlined, “The tea party’s revolt against reality”: “We are no longer seeing a revolt against the Republican leadership, or even against the Republican “establishment”; this revolt is against anyone who accepts the constraints of political reality. Conservatives are excommunicated not for holding the wrong convictions but for rational calculations in service of those convictions.”

*Right winger Jennifer Rubin writes an article headlined, “All working according to plan, just not the GOP’s”: “At some point, the Republicans in the House, with or without the Vitter Amendment and with or without the Dems, will pass a clean CR. Anyone who imagined they’d obtain something monumental by threatening to blow themselves up must have been, well, working for Heritage Action or one of its comrades.”

*Ezra Klein boils it all down to one sentence: “The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics – it is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” Klein also urges, Don’t forget what the shutdown is really about.

My thoughts: let’s start shutting down the Teahadists, once and for all, at the ballot booths. It starts right here in Virginia on November 5, then continues in November 2014 when we have a chance to toss out all the Tea Party nuts who rode into town on the 2010 teabagger tsunami.

Any other thoughts, other than outrage and revulsion at these extremist wackos – the Ted Cruzes, Rand Pauls, and all the Republican nuts in the House of Representatives?

P.S. I just checked Ken Kookinelli’s Facebook page, and all I saw about the government shutdown was Cuccinelli’s ludicrous Big Lie, somehow attempting to tie Terry McAuliffe to it. I know, what universe does this guy live in? Definitely not the universe known by most of us as “reality.”

  • From the McAuliffe campaign:

    With the federal government on the brink of shutting down due to Tea Party intransigence, Ken Cuccinelli is displaying a shocking lack of leadership.  Caught between his Tea Party allies and the economic health of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli is refusing to pick a side.

    “This is a shocking lack of leadership from a man who wants to be governor,” said McAuliffe spokesperson Josh Schwerin.  “Cuccinelli once said that ‘a fundamental element of leadership is backbone, and being willing and able to take on your own team when they’re wrong.’  Well Ken Cuccinelli has proven tonight that he lacks that fundamental element of leadership and is unwilling to take on his own team even when they are threatening the economic well-being of Virginia.”

  • hereinva

    Some quick app coding showing the lost revenues to Virginia  each day the Federal Government is shut down…

    Message to all those Ayn Randians: it was a fantasy novel…REALLY.