GOP Rep says shutdown no longer about Obamacare, it is now about Republican Pride
Oh my. This will be short. Florida GOP Congressman Dennis Ross says that it's not about Obamacare anymore:
Republicans have to realize how many significant gains weve made over the last three years, and we have, not only in cutting spending but in really turning the tide on other things," Ross told The New York Times. "We cant lose all that when theres no connection now between the shutdown and the funding of Obamacare."
"I think now its a lot about pride," he added.
To the hundreds of thousands of people without a job because of the shutdown, the GOP has PRIDE in keeping you out of work.
To the parents whose children are missing their Head Start classes, the GOP has PRIDE in denying your kids an education.
To the cancer patients who can't get FDA approval for the life saving treatments they need immediately, the GOP has PRIDE in keeping those treatments away from you.
And yes, to all the WWII vets who can not access their memorial, the GOP is keeping your monument closed because it gives them PRIDE.
When you read history, about the birth and death of political parties, it is tempting to think "that sort of stuff is over now" If this keeps up, I think we might just see the GOP come apart at the seams.
The GOP has got to decide whether to side with it's corporate coffers, or its teahadist base, and I don't think after it chooses that it will be able to mend the fences between the two again.
I am hoping this speeds up the inevitable disintegration of the Republican Party.
They are going to be the Whigs one day. And one day soon.
Hopefully this makes it sooner.
Pride goes before a Fall.