... and no matter what we think or believe about compromising; the debt ceiling; the budget - or even Obamacare - there is ONE indisputable fact regarding the shutdown; a fact that proudly heard and seen (meaning they didn't try to hide their pride) by anyone and everyone in the Capitol yesterday and today; the fact that the 'few fringe Tea Party' Republicans everyone claims to be in actual control of the House, were PROUDLY laughing, high-fiving each other, and patting each other on the back while congratulating themselves for succeeding in "Shutting down the Government of the United States of America."
How can anyone take pride in such actions or justify it in any meaningful way? And how can we - how can anyone - feel anything BUT shame in men who fear losing their congressional seat more than they love this country or care about their constituents? How can we feel anything but shame and total lack of respect for those few representatives who, instead of putting the "Fear of God" into their fellow Republicans, have put the "Fear of Being Primaried" into them.
Is there a shed of light? Maybe. A few brave Republicans (whose districts are still considered 'purple') in the House ARE speaking out today. But will that be enough - even though these same Republicans are even admitting that the gerrymandering of 2010 is highly responsible for this mess?
Maybe. *fingers crossed*