I’m sorry I couldn’t react to this in a timely fashion. As it is, some time has gone by, but perhaps that is good. It allows minds to focus on it without getting twisted by emotions… As it is, I have tried to strip all partisanship out of the evaluation, and simply look at it as one would two neutral sports antagonists.

Here is the Boehner quote….

“What the president said today was if there’s unconditional surrender by Republicans, he’ll sit down. That’s not the way our government works.” –

That is just wrong. Opening the government back up is now… “unconditional surrender”? From an inpartial viewpoint Boehner just lost the battle of public opinion. For now, anyone out of work is so because in Boehner’s own words, it would amount to unconditional surrender for Republicans.

All the past pointing fingers at the president are in one sentence proven to have no bearing. For if it were the president’s fault that the shutdown were occurring, the “unconditional surrender” would have to be on his side.

But opening the government back up, only hurts the Republican position. It doesn’t weaken the Democrats position one iota. Therefore Boehner just admitted full blame himself for the entire shut-down. By saying it was “unconditional surrender”, Boehner despite all his previous jabs, now implicates only the Republicans. The shutdown is indeed now the Republicans fault and Boehner just proved it….

Why is opening the government an “unconditional surrender” for Republicans? Because they caused it. They benefit from it. And if it goes away, they lose….

This is why the dead can’t be buried and the living can’t earn incomes. This will be why the entire global economy will crash with a drop 50 times more powerful than the Lehmann collapse… This will be why the other nations, China, Russia, North Korea, and the Muslim nations, will take advantage of our incapacity and make changes to geography completely undreamed of by today’s current Republicans. Gee! What a great time to eradicate Israel. Wow! When the USA is too incapacitated to help them…

All because the Republicans might lose if we open up government… Boehner himself let it slip: to open government would be “unconditional surrender.”

Now usually when one surrenders unconditionally, it is because he is getting pounded and can’t take it anymore. Although they are taking a pounding in the polls (28%), they aren’t the ones suffering. Federal workers, those businesses dependent upon the government, and those requiring the government to be open and running, are the ones getting pounded…

So it is really as if we launched a first strike against the Soviets, and when they launched back we used telemetry to divert all their missiles to Brazil… “ha, ha” we laughed. “Let all those suckers suffer; we aren’t surrendering… you have to surrender first!”

In this regard, Republicans are no better than Al Qaeda when using Iraqi school children as human shields. To paraphrase a recent phrase from TV and to make fun of Boehner’s orange skin color all at the same time, one could say… “Orange is the New Al Qaeda….”

To save face and stop this, all Boehner has to do, is say. “Every Republican is cut loose; vote your conscious or as your constituents back home would wish”… and put the clean bill on the floor.

There is a reason we don’t negotiate with terrorists. For if you let them go, they will do it all over again…. and keep on doing it, as many times as possible until you stop them.

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