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In response to L142's comment:
The democrats not negotiating on any proposals, and then blaming the tea party faction & others is despicable. The Dems rammed thru Obamacare with all democratic votes & now even they don't want it. Obama is once again on the golf course, reid shut down the senate all weekend & returns hours before a shutdown. The Dems will not compromise & play the blame game, all the while hoping for a shutdown. Well they got what they wanted & I blame them.
You are completely delusional if you think the Tea Baggers aren't responsible for this mess. All the Speaker had to do was hold one vote and it wouldn't have happened, but he knew his own party would support the Democrats to avoid a shutdown and he would have lost his job. One orange-skinned guy afraid for his job is capitulating to a small faction of domestic terrorists in the GOP who haven't legislated a thing since coming to Washington. These GOP crazies have only one adgenda - take down Obama and get that black guy out of the White House. Regardless of the fact that every poll shows Americans want the Affordable Health Care Law and the majority of voters elected Obama TWICE to get it, you racist troglodites just refuse to accept the truth.
Your delusional. 220 represenatives voted against funding Obamacare, and for good reasons. Surely the president can make the needed modifications necessary to convert at least a few of these votes? But he won't. So here we are, nothing gets passed. If Obama wasn't such a idealog, he would be seeking out those 10-15 votes in the house and figuring out what he could do to change to get their vote. It's Obama that wants the shutdown, otherwise he would have negotiated a long time ago.