I know what you’re thinking. “How am I still alive?” Seriously. The government is shut down and the world is spinning on. You and I are still alive. In a few hours, my kids will go off to a school that will still be open.
In fact, essential government services, which might be called constitutional functions of government, will continue. Your mail is going to be delivered. The TSA will still feel you up before your plane ride, which will still take off. The President promised us horror upon horror with sequestration and we didn’t get it. They’ll do the same now.
Yeah! Stupid, privileged dicks who don’t work for the feds are FINE, everybody. Totally okay. I mean, people will be missing paychecks because they’ve been furloughed, but other than them, we’re all okay!
By “we” I mean people that matter, obviously. Not like those leeches that keep the lights on and the roads clear.
So why not keep this shutdown party going? It’s the only way to make the GOP look good
The GOP only has something if it now stands its ground and demands defunding Obamacare. They must be in this to win this. Their leaders have handled themselves embarrassingly and they’ve been rolled by Harry Reid. Just like in 1995, the GOP must wait this out now that we are here.
It is the only way to improve their hand. A quick shutdown will do nothing but embarrass them, as it should.
The fight must be to either now keep government shut down till the Democrats blink or drive from office Republicans who vote to fund Obamacare.
In the meantime, life will go on. Americans will see they really can get along without Washington’s constant, daily interference in their lives.
Of course the roads aren’t decaying and we aren’t reverting to a feudal barter economy on day one. That kind of thing takes a while. Nobody has a more detailed plan for the end of the world than me, and I’m not even a member of the political party that thinks government is coming to bomb all the suburbs to oblivioun and loose zombie hordes upon the cities. But even I know it’s not yet time to stock up on gold bullion and heritage seeds.
Taking the fact that there aren’t riots in the streets today as evidence that nobody’s being hurt and all the middle managers at Intertrode can just go to work and come home and watch TV is … reductive. Let’s be generous here. You don’t work on a military base and you don’t make your living selling to people who get paid by the feds so you don’t get to proclaim that you don’t see a problem. Not everything important occurs in your damn front yard.
Yelling that SEE WE DON’T NEED NO GUBMINT AFTER ALL is just stupid. After all, if you don’t notice its overwhelming absence, as Erick is asserting we do not, then you can’t complain that its interference was burdensome.
I don’t expect complicated logic from wingnut welfare queens but I do expect coherence from one end of a measly blog post to the other.