Sorry Toni, but that's a false equivalency. The economic
by Ziks511 - 10/3/13 11:40 PM
In Reply to: Did you get riled when BO by TONI H
situation in 2009 was vastly different from what it is now. And at least President Obama had a majority of the voters behind him at the time. In fact, he still does if the election of November 2012 is anything to go by. The current "Shut it all down" crowd, don't even have the majority of Republican support. John Boehner appears to be maintaining solidarity simply to prevent the cracks from showing, otherwise the US would quickly devolve into a 3 Party state of Democrats, Republicans, and Tea Party Conservatives. The figure that I have seen regarding hard liners on this issue is 44 Representatives in Congress, and a few Senators like Ted Cruz. And Ted Cruz's agenda isn't representative of his state, it appears to be his run for the Presidency, in 3, 7 or 11 years (given his youth).
At least that's what I read reported in the newspapers, and I read them every day.
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