I've been reading a lot of stuff today about the GOP's failed shutdown and a lot of what's being said is interesting and then there's the funny stuff, like the ultra-conservative pundits. They don't seem to mind if someone takes it on the chin as long as it's not their chin. A lot of those mongering their utter contempt for the Republicans in the House are financially well enough off the shut down didn't hurt them. Of course I never have been overly impressed by super critical pundits, whether they be on the far right or the far left. I've always been of the opinion that if there were any real value behind what they were saying they'd be running for office, not sitting behind a microphone or in front of a keyboard. You know? Put your money where your mouth is, try and be something more then a bloated, armchair dictator. Of course that will never happen, they might lose and one can't even begin to imagine how devastating such a thing would be to their egos.
Another point I find interesting is that three of those representatives who voted against the measure have let it be known, through various sources, they would like to run for a higher office, mainly the one which is oval. Didn't anyone tell them their actions will haunt them in negative campaign ads? Why would you mollify your base at the expense of the rest of the voting public? The numbers of the Tea Party are anything but vast. Sarah Palin can talk about her 'rack' as often as she likes, maybe even flash it one or two times, she's still not going to turn enough moderates or independents up at the polls to elect a Republican president. Cruz may have actually given himself the 'black spot' with his marathon talkathon. Who did their little shindig help? Chris Christie. I hope he sent all of them flowers.