Looks like the verdict is in -- GOP moderates and Democrats alike agree that the government shutdown was a “political disaster
” inflicted upon the GOP by Tea Party extremists. Obama has repeatedly asserted that the shutdown stalled our economic “recovery,” hurt middle class Americans, significantly stifled the nation’s GDP, and damaged our image abroad. And, yet, it’s hard to listen to these aspersions and not suspect Obama of siphoning off just a few
too many of his own political disasters on to the Tea Party scapegoats...
- Did Ted Cruz add $7 trillion to our debt with absolutely no job recovery to show for it? Nope, Obama did.
- Is Ted Cruz responsible for the fact that a majority of school children in the South and West live in poverty for the first time in 40 years? I sincerely doubt it, but feel free to show me the evidence.
- Did Ted Cruz create policies that have spawned the lowest labor force participation rate in 35 years? That’s definitely a farce.
- Oh, and I imagine 13% black unemployment is the fault of Ted Cruz (and his talk radio minions) as well...You get the point….
And as for the GOP’s nasty insults, while the Tea Party’s defund-initiative might not have been the epitome of political strategy, at least Ted Cruz was standing up for his constituents
. The point at which “Republicans” like McCain, Graham, and Corker start echoing the likes of Pelosi and Obama, can you really say that they represent conservatives anymore? It appears that the bond between GOP moderates and Democrats grows stronger and more transparent every day and, so too, it has become more apparent that the moderates are simply growing estranged from conservative values.