It appears that Obama and the Democrats are setting the stage for another government shutdown as part of a budget battle. This can be a solid victory for Republicans, if they play their cards right.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, was in Washington yesterday speaking at the American Enterprise Institute. He taught Republicans how to deal with this issue. Here’s an excerpt, where he relates what he told Democrats:
“Listen, you guys want to pass an income tax increase, you can. That’s fine, I’m going to veto it. And if you want to close down the government because of that, that’s fine. But I want to tell you something. I’m not moving any cot into this office to sleep in here. You close down the government get in those black SUVs with those troopers and go to the governor’s residence. I’m going to go upstairs, going to open a beer, I’m going to order a pizza and I’m going to watch the Mets. And when you decide to re-open the government, give me a call, and I’ll come back.
Republicans, the important thing is how you handle this. If you act like Chris Christie did in New Jersey, or like Ronald Reagan did when the air traffic controllers threatened to strike, you’ll win the PR battle. The people are sick and tired of bloated government. And if you don’t act embarrassed or afraid that they’ll blame you, the people will rally behind you. Shut down the government, and take credit for it. What’s your other option, back down? If you back down, get ready to welcome back Speaker Pelosi in 2012.
I am confident that there are a lot of people who feel this big, bloated government could take a big holiday, and that would be fine. The only problem with it is that it probably wouldn’t be for long enough.
This is a bunch of [expletive deleted] written by a [expletive deleted] moron. Your post is not even realistic. You can’t take a situation of spending out of control for 50+ years and then cut it overnight to zero. Anyone who thinks so is a [expletive deleted] idiot and this is just what mesasmiles, a little boy who hates the world.
Get realistic and stop the rhetoric. Yes there is a spending problem. There is also a revenue problem. The tax code is full of loopholes and special perks for the chosen few….yes, there is. It’s all in black and white.
But instead of dealing with facts in a logical matter, you thrust this crap out there? You are a [expletive deleted] moron.
Comment by David Hall:
You know, if you can get past the filthy language, there’s an amusing dimension to your comment. You throw out all this hate-filled profanity, you grossly exaggerate what I said in my post, and then you make this reference to me as a “little boy who hates the world.” I’ve received several of these comments where people spew hate and then accuse me of being hateful. There is some amusement value to that. It reminds me of the violent “peace” activists of the world.
I just want Republicans to have some guts. Propose their $60 billion in cuts or whatever they’re going to do, and let the government shutdown occur, if that’s the way the Democrats want to play. And I can tell from the violence of your reaction, Anonymous, that you’re quite afraid this will work.