Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are already lining up their talking points in case there is a government shut down. It is the Tea Party’s fault.
According to US News and World Report, Reid said:
"I am extremely disappointed that after weeks of productive negotiations with Speaker Boehner, Tea Party Republicans are scrapping all the progress we have made and threatening to shut down the government if they do not get all of their extreme demands," Reid said in a statement Monday.
"The division between the Tea Party and mainstream Republicans is preventing us from reaching a responsible solution on a long-term budget,"
In the House, Steny Hoyer tossed his oar in, calling Tea Party freshmen congressmen, the “perfectionist caucus.” Chuck Schumer has called for Boehner to dump the Tea Party and has even said that if Boehner wants an agreement, he is going to have to abandon the Tea Party and give up on all additional budget cuts.
The Democrats have been on message on this one idea. Get Boehner to abandon the Tea Party.
This messaging has been pretty consistent for the last two weeks. That is the alarming part. The Democrats would be expected to blame the Republican and the Tea Party for a shut down. The messaging for Boehner to abandon the Tea Party is much more alarming.
Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and Steny Hoyer are not the sharpest knives in the drawer. They are never going to set records for IQ’s. They don’t need to. A shark is one of the dumbest animals in the ocean, yet it knows how to zero in on its prey and take it down.
The Democrats, like a shark, smell fear in the water. They know Boehner does not want this fight. If given the chance, Boehner will cave. They know this.
This is of course, what they want. If they can split the GOP and the Tea Party, any hope of fiscal discipline will collapse and spending will again go into overdrive.
As Newsmax noted, Democrats are trying to exploit the split between Boehner and conservative congressmen. They hope the divide between the two sides will widen, noting that 54 Republicans defected from their leaders on the last stop-gap budget the House approved.
Will the Democrats be able to pressure Boehner to drop the Tea Party and split the GOP? At this point who knows, but one thing is certain. If this happens, the liberals’ Christmas will come in April.
The Tea Party is what is saving this nation from destruction...the Dems are leftist socialists who want to rule over everything and they honestly think they should....which is against everything this nation was founded for...what fools! Some truly cannot see the forrest for the trees and are waging a terrible plight on this naton with their evil and underhanded ways! Reid needs to retire and get out of government; he is warped with un-Americanism and is a disgrace! Boehner must stand for the right things, be strong and not let the left sway him! Nothing is ever going to be easy, however to be just again--we MUST find some shread of trust in some of our government....this is a pretty poor commentary on the evil, corruption and waste to this Nation by our government on BOTH sides! Those that are true patriots had better stand tall and speak up for the ship is sinking fast...the ship of America can only float so long!!!!!!!! To now sink into grave degridation after all the strength of 235 years would be the end for all freedoms in the world....I FOR ONE AM NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP THE FIGHT...ARE YOU?! LOCK AND LOAD AND LET'S GET THIS DONE....WHATEVER IT TAKES!! GOD BLESS AMERICA FOR REAL..NOT THE RATTLINGS OF THOSE THAT SAY THIS BUT MEAN THE FURTHEREST FROM SUCH A BLESSING........
Tea Party will take the CREDIT for doing what has to be done.
We got GUTS!!!