Karl Rove warns GOP that government shutdown could benefit Obama


For THIS and other reasons, I still doubt that a shutdown will actually occur.

I just don’t think Republican leaders are actually dumb enough to inflict such a political wound on themselves.

UPDATE: There’s another reason for my doubts HERE.

UPDATE II: In case you’re wondering where Mike Pence stands, here’s the answer:




  1. But the teabaggers are.

  2. Walnut

    Isn’t teabagger a common term for a sexual act? Maybe Jerry has an issue with a certain group of people. Jerry, which groups of folks are you referring to?

    Someone near and dear to Mr. TP was booted for using Koch as a sexual term,…just saying

  3. Walnut

    “Normally, when a House plan fails in the Senate, the Senate passes its own budget plan in response. The two chambers then form a conference committee to reach a compromise that produces a budget. However, this process requires that the Senate actually approve a budget on its own. Since voting down HR1 and the Democratic plan, the Senate hasn’t done anything — which means it has gone more than 18 months without approving a budget of some kind.”

    18 months and who is going to get blamed?


  4. Walnut: I hate to burst your little right-wing bubble there, but Democrats did, in fact, offer a omnibus spending bill in Decemeber that would have paid for government through the end of the current fiscal year. But Republicans blocked it.

    Read this:


    And this:


  5. Walnut

    Better read it again Mr. TP. You have a problem with comprehension?
    “which means it has gone more than 18 months without approving a budget of some kind.”

    The truth is “18 months without approving a budget of some kind.”

    So how does your link “burst my bubble”

  6. Walnut, the Wingnut, Wilson: What’s with this “Mr. TP” stuff?

    What’s that supposed to mean?

  7. Walnut

    Priorities, thank God we have leadership!

    “With the budget impasse about to result in a government shutdown, the federal government has just hours to finish up its highest priorities in the discretionary-spending world. Would that be paying the troops? Staffing Social Security support centers? Prosecuting criminals in federal court? Not exactly, as the Washington Post discovered this morning. The Department of Justice will spend its remaining budget today trying to expedite approval of a deal involving one of Barack Obama’s most significant supporters and one of his informal presidential advisers:”


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