Originally Posted by NateR
Yeah, the media spin doctors are working overtime to blame all of this on the Republicans. Unfortunately, people are buying it. I'm not saying that Republicans are blameless, but the Democrats and Obama himself deserve an equal, if not greater, amount of the blame for this mess.
I totally agree, Nate. You're right, Republicans aren't blameless, but by no means should they get all the blame. Congress just had a five week break, and the President has been vacationing and "campaigning" everywhere these last several months, they all knew this was coming up, as well as the debt ceiling, but none of them thought it was important enough to put off their breaks and vacations and stay in Washington to work things out. It's all political one upmanship. The President and Harry Reid and the Dems are happy for this shut-down to go on as long as possible, they are deliberately causing as much disruption as possible so people will blame Republicans. One of Obama's high ranking WH people admitted as much to the Washington Post, saying, "We're winning!" It's all about Obama getting his way and winning at any cost and screw everybody else.
The other day they were showing where people were being asked which they preferred, "Obamacare" or the "Affordable Care Act"? Every one of them with the exception of one said, the Affordable Care Act because it was more affordable; the last guy, who was Black, said he preferred Obamacare. None of them knew that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are one and the same. Now we know how Obama gets away with all the lies he tells and how he got elected twice!