Government shutdown: Sorry, we're closed
October 9th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
6 months ago

Borger: Goodbye to the strategy Republicans knew was a fantasy

(CNN) – Just one week ago Republicans were united, railing against the man-made evil known as Obamacare. They hated it so much, they said, they would tie the funding of the government to the de-funding of the dread program. Sure, they had tried more than forty times to get rid of the plan before, but they had never done this: Attach the plan to kill it to a must-pass piece of legislation.

It was an idea borne of necessity, some now tell me. Republicans in the House had been hit over the head in their districts by ads run by conservative political action committees (paging Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in some). The rap against them: They had not worked hard enough to slay the evil dragon. The charge, having been plastered all over TV, was levelled against them at town hall meetings over the summer. They came back to Washington very angry at Cruz and Company. And in survival mode.

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  1. lolo

    The GOp/TP Trolls are stuck on stupid. They have wasted millions so far on trying to defund Obamacare. Now who is wasting taxpayers dollars? Yes they have changed their tune on that because everyone sees how loony they are. People just go and vote in the mid-term elections. They are hoping even counting on people not voting. so they can keep control of the house. Just like we stood in line for the presidential election, let's do it for the mid-terms. This will get rid of the whimps and the ignorant in the house. Nancy Pelosi definitely had more cajones than Boehner that is for sure.

    October 9, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
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