Republicans are looking for an exit from this massive blunder of shutting down the government over de-funding Obamacare. And I hope they find one. I prefer they do all of us a huge favor and do the honorable thing as the Japanese military officers would do when they failed to execute their duty. They fell on their own sword. If Republicans want to appear to be more reasonable than Democrats, they can do one of three things. 1. They can accept responsibility for the government's shutdown and beg the American people for forgiveness. That may save some of them in 2014's mid term elections. Americans are forgiving. Even President Bush's approval rating has gone up since he left office. 2. They can resign and go take the job they have lined up on Wall Street or K Street and do all of us favor by saving us from firing them in 2014. Americans deserve some decent choices. 3. They can fire the Tea Party and get back to being the conservatives they used to be which were barely palatable by progressives but at least we won't have to deal with the whacko birds from Texas and the other lobbyists from Wichita, Kansas. Did you catch the strategy that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul think is their best way to save face with what their Party has done to millions of Americans by shutting down the government? After"Kentucky GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul were caught discussing on Wednesday night Republican messaging strategy during a hot mic moment in a Senate office building. After a CNN news hit, Paul came over to a “wired up” McConnell, who was sitting in front of a camera for his own interview. During the brief exchange, Paul suggested that Republicans would sound more reasonable if they struck a conciliatory tone on government funding than Democrats, who maintain that they won’t alter Obamacare as a condition of reopening the government. “I just did CNN. I just go over and over again: ‘We’re willing to compromise, we’re willing to negotiate,’” Paul said of his interview, adding of Democrats’ stance: “I don’t think they’ve poll tested,‘We won’t negotiate.’ I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again.” Paul suggested that after attempts to defund Obamacare in the spending bill failed in the Senate, it’s time to make Republicans appear more reasonable than Democrats. “I think if we keep saying, ‘We wanted to defund it, we fought for that, but now we’re willing to compromise on this,’ Paul said. “I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re going to win this I think.” The exchange was first caught by Kentucky TV station WPSD. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/mitch-mcconnell-rand-paul-government-shutdown-97795.html#ixzz2glImVa5z Win this, Republicans? Win for whom? Obviously, the GOP just doesn't get what our country is all about. We're supposed to all be in this together. "A rising tide lifts all boats"..stuff like that, GOP. But, no. Not in the GOP realm of comprehension. They are looking for a win for the GOP. Do we really need selfish children in a position of responsibility when they won't accept any for their own actions? I prefer choice number two. When a GOP Rep.Randy Neugebauer can slam a memorial ranger for keeping people out when he's the one that caused the closure of our government, it's time for these types of demented people to leave our Congress. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/randy-neugebauer-slams-memorial-ranger-97804.html?hp=r6
What do you think of this story?
Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
Be and editor! Choose an option below: