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Skarface October 13th, 2013 6:20pm

Are the Republicans getting what they wanted out of the government shutdown?

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TierasPet
10/13/13 9:36 pm

I don't think anyone is getting what they wanted out of the shut down. It looks, I think, to the public that they are all behaving like children fighting.

skinner Wisconsin
10/13/13 7:15 pm

No we are not. No one is getting what they want because there is no compromise

Skarface Banned
10/14/13 4:09 am

If you make a deal with a child throwing a temper tantrum, they're going to keep throwing temper tantrums to get what they want.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 4:28 am

Lol we were not throwing a temper tantrum, chill. We were making yet another attempt to repeal Obamacare. I don't really like the idea but it happened and at this point it's the Democrats that are unwilling to compromise. If they had an ounce of

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 4:29 am

Pragmatism then they would pass one of the 14 compromises the House has offered. You're not going to get a clean budget so stop hurting innocent people in a vain attempt to get it.

Skarface Banned
10/14/13 4:32 am

The ACA passed the House, then the Senate, then the president signed it, then the Supreme Court deemed it constitutional. How is shutting down the government over a law that was passed through every branch of government NOT a temper tantrum.

skinner Wisconsin
10/14/13 5:07 am

It's not a temper tantrum it's a debate. Laws can be repealed.

madeit Houston Area
10/13/13 6:01 pm

Nobody is "winning" anything here. Just stop suggesting that anyone is.

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redwolf thisisavalidlocation
10/13/13 4:08 pm

Not entirely, they are compromising, like they should.

anchovy nc
10/13/13 3:47 pm

Actually, states that are beginning to open and run their own "Federally run" parks and facilities are doing a great job! Federal govt is too big and trying its best to become all-powerful! Americans don't need all that..the spying, the prejudice, the "I'm the boss and it will be done MY way"!

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/13/13 3:05 pm

1) The people are mad at everyone. You're delusional if you think anyone besides loyal, brainwashed Democrats think that the President and his allies in Congress aren't part of the problem.
2) No one is getting what they want. That's pretty obvious.

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/13/13 3:05 pm

3) You're seriously linking "Democratic Underground" for your reasoning?...

SugarShaq
10/13/13 3:04 pm

Everyone needs to remember that in 95 Clinton was forced to the table kicking and screaming by Gingrich. It led to a BALANCED BUDGET.

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soupyquinn Jr. nuke tester
10/13/13 2:54 pm

I would say so only because the President has expressed he might *gasp* discuss a compromise.

ishady 86451132020
10/13/13 2:05 pm

They will pretend they did when they get their medical device tax cancelled.

But we know they suck. And they know they suck. That will have to be good enough.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/13/13 1:00 pm

Yes & no. Debate, discussion, focus on problems? Yes. Actual "got what I wanted when I started this"? No.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 1:13 pm

Which problems are being focused on? I hear a lot of distractions getting yelled about, but not a lot of focus on important issues. Unless the distraction itself is what they wanted, which I am more than prepared to believe.

kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/13/13 12:37 pm

No. They didn't want the Dems to go crazy and close monuments and the ocean. That could not have been predicted.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 12:49 pm

Uh, the ocean isn't closed. I would know, given that I live three miles from it.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 1:12 pm

All I have heard about is some places where licenses regulated by the federal government are suspended. That doesn't mean the "ocean" is closed.

alek12 Orlando
10/13/13 1:35 pm

What beach is closed here? I was just at one.

suppressedID no Trump is best Trump
10/13/13 12:26 pm

If you mean an attitude adjustment , then yes.

People blame you, Cons.

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ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/13/13 3:07 pm

Keep telling yourself that. It's not like the approval for Obama or his healthcare baby are good at all.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/13/13 12:22 pm

How so? if you don't mind me asking.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/13/13 11:48 am

Well since their favorability rating has dropped to 24% I think not.

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/13/13 1:42 pm

As was their motto during the convention and several internet memes, "they built that."

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:37 am

My thoughts as well!

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:38 am

"O"Bamagirl, I bet you hate me now. Lol

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/13/13 11:45 am

Why would I hate you?

Other than misrepresenting my user name, because I believe you know it is AL"BamaGirl".

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:46 am

Yeah! I remembered you created a poll about your username.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/13/13 11:48 am

I did, because I had just had multiple users ask.

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:50 am

If they paid attention to your comments, there would be no confusion at all!

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/13/13 11:33 am

I don't really know what the Republicans wanted but know it was the Senate that was responsible for the shutdown.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 12:48 pm

You should try reading real news once in a while. AP, Reuters - foreign press if you are too paranoid to trust even those sources.

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:27 am

Not as of right now! Neither side has accomplished anything. Meanwhile, veterans are not allowed to visit memorials, and the debt ceiling deadline is approaching.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 11:23 am

I'd say they are; their strategy is obviously to make government as ineffective as possible in the hopes that people will assume government can't work when it's actually that a *GOP-run* government can't work.

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political Georgia
10/13/13 11:26 am

Republicans want efficient government by reducing the size of government. They have not received that yet.

Skarface Banned
10/13/13 11:27 am

The American people aren't having it. The GOP is more unpopular than ever, the approval ratings for the President and the ACA are going up, and most people know by now that the GOP is responsible for the shutdown.

political Georgia
10/13/13 11:29 am

Ugh! The President's approval rating has declined, and I have not seen one poll that shows the American people having a favorable opinion of Obamacare.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 12:09 pm

I am all in favor of efficient government. How does threatening not to pay our bills equate to "efficiency"?

political Georgia
10/13/13 12:11 pm

I hope everyone wishes to pay our bills. Some do not think we will default because of the amount of revenue we bring in.....

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/13/13 12:46 pm

You can default on more than debt payments. You can default on your obligations to the very people paying those taxes. I personally think that's just as important as payments to creditors since it's pretty much the reason for having a country.