Senator McConnell and Senator Paul show how Republicans are playing a game with the American people, their lives, and the economy. To them it is just a matter of poll testing phrases, not governing honestly.
While being interviewed by local news station WPSD 6, the following exchange occurred between Senator Paul and Senator McConnell.
Senator Paul began,”Do you have a second?”
“I’m all wired up here, um,” Senator McConnell replied.
“I just did CNN and I just go over and over again ‘We’re willing to compromise. ‘We’re willing to negotiate.’ I think… I don’t think they poll tested we won’t negotiate. I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again,” Paul said.
“Yeah, I do too and I, and I just came back from that two hour meeting with them and that, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publically,” McConnell agreed.
Paul added, “I think if we keep saying ‘We wanted to defund it. We fought for that and that we’re willing to compromise on this’, I think they can’t, we’re gonna, I think… well I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re gonna win this I think.” [Source]
Do Republicans Know What They Want From Government Shutdown?
This should be no surprise. Today at a construction company speech, the President quoted another politician, Congressman Marlin Stutzman, R-IN who said, “We’re not going to be disrespected… We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.” Do Republicans even know what they want from the government shutdown?
The President scolded Stutzman in his speech and enumerated the only thing politicians should be expected to get for reopening the government. The president said, “What you get are little kids back into Head Start. What you get are our national parks and monuments open again. What you get is the economy not stalling, but continuing to grow. What you get are workers continuing to be hired. That’s what you get; that’s what you should be asking for. Take a vote, stop this farce, and end this shutdown right now.”
America must not allow Republicans to use these destructive stunts to get their way, kill Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). Republicans are pushing hard because as the Obamacare roll out is occurring, even bona fide Republicans are liking Obamacare.
It is imperative that Americans speak up during the government shutdown. It is time that they make themselves heard. It is time that they reclaim the grip that the Right Wing Tea Party Republicans have used to blackmail every American citizen.