During the tense negotiations in DC a while ago, where the D’s and R’s “negotiated” (scare quotes intended) a spending bill to keep the sainted government running for yet another fiscal year, I was rooting for the R’s to simply say NO. I want them to shut down the government, since much of it is totally wasteful anyway. I wanted them to propose and pass in the R-controlled House a couple of bills to fund the very most important parts of government, and wait for OTL to veto it. Ds shut down the government! OTL, the D president, vetoes funds for continuing the really important parts of government, because the petulant baby who is beholden to Wall Street and Environmentalists didn’t get his lollipop slush funds. So the same crap that’s been going on for the last six years, with really important additions like amnesty for millions of illegal intruders into our country, get funded again.
It major pisses me off that the establishment that runs the R party thinks that WE, their BASE, are the enemy, instead of the real enemy, the Ds. They expend untold quantities of energy and consultant fees thinking up ways to defeat US, instead of responding in kind to those who wish our country ill and continually diss our allies while cozying up to our sworn enemies (Fidel, we really love ya!). Hey, Boehner and Graham, you need to cater to your base, and bring the fight to the traitors on the other side of the aisle. No more limp-wristed letters to the IRS head, politely asking for emails. Issue subpoenas! Make them testify under oath, and get charged with contempt of Congress. We are sick and tired of getting squished by our own party! De-fund Immigration, Planned Parenthood, Education, and EPA. Speak up for the people who really make this country work!