Bierboy wrote:The gov't will shut down for less than 2 weeks -- long enough for folks waiting for the Social Security checks, VA benefits, etc to get all riled up. Then there are the folks who won't be able to go to the museums in DC, national parks, or conduct any business with the feds. They are gonna be pissed and vocal. Republicans will take a beating in the press, get ripped to shreds at Town Hall meetings (if they are dumb enough to hold any) and they will get that look on their face like a rabbit does when it sees my dog coming after it. Republicans will cave and pass a clean long term CR and raise the debt ceiling after the savage beating they will have taken.
Meanwhile, the Tea Party crazies won't have learned a thing and will become even more whackadoodle crazy mad. Boehner is weakened to the point where his remaining Speaker is untenable. The only problem is that there is nobody in the conference that wants to lead this current bunch of crazies. After all, to do so would be a sure sign of insanity -- textbook definition, really. The civil war that has been brewing becomes bloody as the Tea Party drags the republican party deeper and deeper into the abyss.
Flash forward to Nov of next year, Dems only manage to gain a couple seats in the House and hold the Senate largely due to gerrymandering and the own complete and utter ineptness. I am guessing it is gonna be more of the latter than the former. Meanwhile, the Tea Party will have knocked off a few more moderate members thereby making the conference even more radicalized and ungovernable. We will have 2 more years of whatever this is until it finally gets settled with the next Presidential election.
It will not go that far. People know shutting down the government will cost votes. The fear of government benifits being cut off will be more than enough to get various groups up in arms. If would be nice if the morons and idiots (that is both sides, asign the lables to the side you choose) in congress could get their act together so we do not have to deal with this every few months.