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"America rapes itself!"
Yay for us! The most ridiculous thing about this is there's no possible way the House could win... so it's just a big mindless hissy fit. Even Senate Republicans are telling them to fuck off. I also love how government shutdowns stop everything that helps its people, but leaves open everything that dicks them and the rest of the world over. How did we come to this?
My favorite thing right now is that, from a political standpoint, this doesn't really benefit the house republicans at all. I mean, it's like this:
A) It's basically a really small handful of Tea Party dudes forcing Boehner to do this, and they are succeeding at this for... some reason?
B) The GOP's allowed to be upset about Obamacare, but Obama won in 2012 against Romney, Romney had repealing Obamacare as a major platform, and the supreme court said Obamacare was constitutional. They don't really have any legitimacy in opposing it right now.
C) There ARE appropriate channels for trying to repeal laws. Forcing a government shutdown because none of the appropriate channels gave you the outcome you wanted is not really a good approach.
And there aren't any outcomes that help the GOP, as a party. The best case scenario is for the house republicans to just give up, send a bill the senate will pass, and let everyone forget about this whole thing.
Let's assume they get what they want though, and that the senate dems vote to defund/delay Obamacare. What happens?
1. Dems get viewed as the good guys for making a noble sacrifice to restore order to the government.
2. GOP, especially, is going to get blamed for causing it, since they weren't the ones to resolve it.
3. Left-leaning individuals are really pissed at the GOP for sabotaging Obamacare.
They started a fight they couldn't win over something they didn't need to win and even if they DID win it'd be a Pyrrhic victory.
Hey Dice, doesn't the Canadian parliament just fire everyone en masse and hold an election if a massive vote fails? And then Quebec loses?