Thursday, October 17, 2013

Idiots in U.S. Government End Shutdown

Although I blame both sides pretty equally for the government shutdown (thus the reasons for little to no posts about it) I still say if one party deems policies or laws bad for the country, why wouldn't they find it their obligation to fight against it, be it Obamacare or anything else.

To that end, with the House and Senate coming to an agreement to end the shutdown, the brilliant Thomas Sowell teaches us a thing or two about what responsibility lies where.

Now the government can get on with fighting over more ridiculous things that divide the country even wider.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with the shutdown was that ACA already passed so the Republicans' actions were, essentially, terrorism. They were using fear to try and subvert what is already law.

They were threatening to destroy the world economy and ruin many lives because they didn't get what they wanted. They've been hijacked by an extreme faction that would burn the country to the ground if they could rule the ashes.

And all they've done is delay the shutdown for a few months. The Republicans are likely going to try this again early next year which is a somewhat suicidal move for their party. The closer to fall 2014 they cause problems for the average American the more likely it will hurt them in the polls.

The GOP needs a reckoning like the Democrats had a while ago when the Green Party split occurred. The hardline outliers that currently run the Republican Party need to be brought in line for the good of the party and the country.

The Democrats will not restrain themselves without a strong opposition and the GOP's current stance of "stop everything Obama does, regardless of the damage it causes" is doing nothing but crippling the country as a whole and killing their support among the moderate majority.

Obama has said, from the beginning, he's open to compromise but the GOP has repeatedly shown they will not budge one inch, ever. The U.S. government simply does not function if either party takes that stance.

8:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Using Sowell who is known for conveniently ignoring facts to push his agenda like most of the MSM?

He just happens to lean your way so his blatant disregard and lies are a-okay.

8:21 am  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

Sowell a liar. Typical Libtard response when the facts of history are in your face. No telling what he "lies" about or what his "agenda" is (apart from teaching ignoramuses about economics)

The only thing he's "known" for by people like you is exposing your falicies.

Prove him wrong. I challenge you. Show me his "lies." While you're at it, show everyone your expertise and credentials.

5:51 pm  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

To Annonymous 1,

I agree to a point.

However, the Republicans certainly offered an olive branch, many times. But you could probably be forgiven for not knowing that since their allies in the media (with their own agenda) certainly wouldn't tell you that

Yep. Ever since Nixon it seems the Democrats, and ONLY the Democrats do what's right. Unfortunately, the path to hell is paved with best intentions, as the left continually finds out and denies.

6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://wwwirritant.blogspot.ca/2009/08/thomas-sowell-is-fucking-liar.html

It's a blog but most of what the author is saying is true. Sowell does lie and misrepresent the truth a lot like many media personalities.

However, the article you linked does have a lot of truth in it, but there's no way it's solely Obama's fault as he claims.

Sowell is a master of weasel words and doublespeak.

He's an extremely right wing leaner who can't see a single good thing coming from the left, ever.

Northern Exposure, the "olive branches" the GOP offer are "do this our way or get nothing." They don't offer real compromises at all.

Also, credentials mean jack. Just because you're educated doesn't mean you're smart as many politicians show on both sides.

Sowell is a very smart man as his writing reveals, but he's also very smart at twisting things to push his personal agenda like most in the media.

I'm not saying the Democrats are the only ones good for the country. Hell, Obama's proven to be a pretty bad president.

Unfortunately, the only "solutions" coming from the current GOP are "Obamacare is 100% bad and must be killed regardless of whatever collateral damage we cause" and "say no to everything Obama tries."

They're not offering any real solutions to the problems facing the country and have become blinded by the desire to pander to a fringe of their party base while isolating the moderates. They've put themselves in a really rough position and I don't envy them.

The worst thing they can do is try the shutdown again in January which Ted Cruz is hinting is the plan.

Both parties are being really self-destructive as their sole focus becomes defeating the opposing party rather than running the country.

9:51 am  
Blogger Northern Exposer said...

Just a couple of examples of the "olive branch"

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130930/NEWS08/130939998

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/18/house-republicans-file-promote-alternative-obamaca/

Have you heard of these? If not, why not?

If the Dems are so open to debate, then why was the GOP shut out from the last "Affordable Care Act" debate? Sorry, but regardless of what the talking heads on CNN tell us, the GOP has offered alternatives or wanted to negotiate, but it is the DNC that has turned down every offer by the Republicans.

I wonder how the headlines will read and what opinions of these "experts" will be when the GOP gets the White House back and shutout the Dems in any sort of debate? Me thinks the media and the left will be singing a different tune.

9:45 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/gop-tea-party-unfavorability_n_4145358.html

Like the GOP is going to get the White House. Currently, they're not exactly the most popular.

If they play their cards right, the shutdown will be mostly forgotten about by 2016, giving them a good chance at the Presidency.

Next year, however? That's very hard to predict at the moment. The Democrats are messing up terribly at the moment, but the GOP and Tea Party seem to be doing everything possible to drive away the moderates which bit them hard in 2012.

The only people who think the GOP are going to landslide next year are the people rejecting reality. The Republicans have quite the uphill battle ahead of them. Not an impossible one, but it's not going to be easy for them and I wish them luck.

Obama needs serious competition, but it can't be from extremists most of the public won't take seriously and will actively want to prevent from getting in power.

10:56 am  

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