Who really caused the government shutdown?As the circus comes to a close and the smoke clears and the mirrors are rolled away, I find it utterly amusing to see the children in Washington and the media blame Republicans, and in particular, Ted Cruz, for the government shutdown. No single person shut the government down. No party shut the government down. The whole damned government shut the government down. And if you think about it, the American people shut the government down. If there weren't a bunch of Americans who are sick to death of government over-spending and already feeling the lower GI probe of Obamacare, the government would have had no reason to reach a stalemate and shut down.
Is it odd that people would cry out against government overspending and a forced colonoscopy by Barack Hussein Obama? I think not.
A parallel bit of history comes to mind.From http://www.history.com/topics/alamo:
In December 1835, during Texas' war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio. On February 23, 1836, a Mexican force numbering in the thousands and led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began a siege of the fort. Though vastly outnumbered, the Alamo's 200 defenders–commanded by James Bowie and William Travis and including the famed frontiersman Davy Crockett–held out courageously for 13 days before the Mexican invaders finally overpowered them. For Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became an enduring symbol of their heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence, which they won later that year.
To put it in modern-day terms:
In September 2013, during conservatives' fight for independence from an emerging tyrannical, fascist, euro-socialist, America-hating dictator, a group of Republican Senators occupied Capital Hill, a former bastion of freedom and free market capitalism located in the present-day city of Washington, DC. On October 1, 2013, a progressive liberal force numbering in the thousands and led by Democratic Senator Harry Reid began a siege of the capital and the nation. Though vastly outnumbered, the conservatives' 5 defenders–commanded by Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and including the famed frontiersman Trey Gowdy–held out courageously for 13 days before the fascist invaders finally overpowered them. Crucial to the fascists' victory was the treachery within the Republican Party, led by progressive Liberal Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell, and Representatives John Boehner and Peter King. For conservatives, the Battle of Capital Hill became an enduring symbol of their heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence, which they won three years later.
Uhm, nuff said.