"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the
animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel
nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest
lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
Samuel Adams, (1722-1803)
Monday, September 30, 2013
GOP Rep. Exasperated With 'Giddy' House Conservatives As Shutdown Looms
With a government shutdown appearing imminent Monday, a Republican
congressman expressed frustration with the conservative wing of his
party. "We're pretty much out of options at this point," Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal. "They're all giddy about it," he said in reference to Republicans
most unwilling to compromise. "You know who benefits the most here from a
shutdown? The Democrats benefit and they know that." Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) also admitted that Republicans will be damaged politically in the event of a government shutdown. Meanwhile, a poll
released Monday showed that Americans will be more inclined to blame
congressional Republicans for a shutdown than President Barack Obama.