Pat Buchanan: The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

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    I get it. Republicans shut the govt down and then complain about it being shut down ...
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    River, the last bill sent by the House had one tiny little provision to put the political class in the same boat as the rest of us re Doofuscare. Reid did not bring it to the floor. The shutdown is on the mental and physical midget, Harry Reid.
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    Or, republicans start a campfire, democrats pour 10 gallons of gasoline on it and blame the republicans for burning down the forest.
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    No, they complain about the entirely discretionary and intentional apportionment choices being made for the sole purpose of increasing discomfort, misery, and agitation. Decent human beings in power in this situation would be going out of their way to make sure the fewest number of people felt the fewest possible effects. But we don't have that, we have the Obama administration, making overt, assertive choices to make this hurt more than it has to for the sake of political leverage.
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    Why would Obama want to let Boehner skate politically for this? If there are no felt consequences, it can be done over and over again.
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    "Letting him skate"? Is that how would characterize doing the thing civilized decent human beings would do and not intentionally try to make the shutdown more painful? This administration is looking at its spending apportionment choices and saying "where can we focus suspending funds to where it will anger and hurt the most people?"

    You know who thinks like that? Bad human beings. You know who encourages, endorses, or applauds that as political game theory? Bad human beings.
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    i could be wrong, but it wasn't Obama's or Reid's strategy to shut down the government....but not surprising they are being blamed for playing hard ball once it was done...
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    For all those who claim that memorials and monuments weren't closed in 1995:

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    Please, river... Feel free to point out "all those" in this thread who have made this claim?

    Also, a picture may well be worth a thousand words, but none of those words from this picture seem to back up what you claim. Do you see the partitions along the left side of the picture? Looks to me that there is some construction going on.
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    And why would Boehner allow Obama to continue his efforts to tear the country apart. Boehner will continue to keep the House voting on new appropriation bills, and keep sending them to the Senate. And none will provide continuing funding for Obamacare. And Obama and Reid can decide on whether they wish to bring any of these bills up for a vote or if they want to default.
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    The commie's playbook to a complete government takeover of it's citizens by the real neo-commie, or neo-com in the WH.
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    It's amazing how clueless and completely void liberals are.
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    The "political class" is not exempt from Obamacare. Like any employee who has health care provided by their employer - most Americans - they don't have a need to use the exchanges. No one has to use the exchanges which are only a marketplace for insurance companies to complete at. You can still walk into an insurance agent and make your own deal without it.

    This is typical of the dishonesty which Republicans are forced to rely on to justify their congressional temper tantrum.
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    Decent human beings wouldn't be holding the entire country hostage in an effort to win a political battle they lost numerous times in the legitimate process set up for that purpose in our democracy.
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    That last statement says it all.
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    Perhaps you would consider the precedent set by acceding piecemeal to the demands of blackmailers and the relative moral stature of those doing the blackmailing vs those resisting them. Surely this is not simply oversight on your part.
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    Wow, moral self righteousness by the blackmailers team. I've seen it all.
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    Except the "on the orders of the white house" part. I thought Buchanon was more honest than this ridiculous piece. The government has a lengthy and detailed plan already in place for these events and I seriously doubt Obama personally spent anytime on it. The best way to avoid the thousands of decisions that go into such a plan, which no doubt probably are not the same as the republican party would make in an effort to keep the effects of their blackmail as under the covers as possible, is to not cause a shut down.

    http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/09/politics/government-shutdown-impact/
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    March on, soldiers of the cause.

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