I’m writing for tomorrow, as I try to fathom the damage from the Republican Shutdown and getting ready for a trip out to run errands.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:12 (average 4:56). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From The New Yorker: Acknowledging that the government shutdown was coming to an end, an emotional Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to the Senate floor today to make an impassioned speech, telling his colleagues, “The dream of keeping poor people from seeing a doctor must never die.”
His eyes welling up with tears, Sen. Cruz said, “I embarked on this crusade with a simple goal: to keep affordable health care out of the reach of ordinary, hard-working Americans. And while this battle was lost, that dream—that precious, cherished dream—will live on.”
Reflecting on the government shutdown and near-default that almost touched off a global financial apocalypse, Sen. Cruz said, “We’ll give it another try in a few weeks.”
Sen. Cruz’s closest ally, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) also spoke reverently of the shutdown, calling it “the most expensive Civil War reënactment in history.”
“Unfortunately, once again, the wrong side won,” he said.
As much as that ass would like to deny it, Andy captured the vile thing that poses as Cruz’s heart.
From Media Matters: Fox’s Kelly: Deal To End Shutdown "Doesn’t Look Like A Win For The American People" Because It Doesn’t Address Debt.
This is how the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda views the events of last night. It boggles the mind!
From Daily Kos: What if I told you that one of the leaders of the tea party strategy to stop Obamacare by shutting down the Federal government didn’t actually believe it was possible to repeal Obamacare until 2017 at the earliest but pushed forward with his plan anyway?
You’d probably get pretty mad, right? Shutting down the government over an unrelated policy dispute is bad enough, but if the people shutting the government down didn’t even believe that their strategy would work, then they’d be guilty of inflicting pain and creating chaos for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
The way I see it, these bastards owe us $25 billion!!