The hours ticked, and Washington, D.C came ever so close to closing it's doors for business.
But the Republicans in the House of Representatives wanted to make keeping open the federal government their Alamo moment on getting rid of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare". And, at 12:01 A.M on October 1, there was no funding in place, and the U.S. government closed for business.
And Obamacare is still alive and kicking.
It was an utter failure to trump all failures. House Speaker John Boehner demonstrated to the country that he is the worst Speaker in the history of America. The circus show known as House Republicans are ditching the core principles of conservatism. Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan are rolling in their graves right now, horrified at what their beloved party has turned into. The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln nor holds conservative values. It is instead the party of economic terrorism and narcissism.
It is a party that refuses to do even the most basic of governing. It is a party that is more interested in picking fights with President Obama instead of doing what is best for the country. What you witnessed in the final hours of Sept. 30 was a party that is only looking out for it's own self interest.
It is crystal clear that the Republican Party has lost it's way. The only way it can return to it's roots is to gather up the courage to get rid of the economic nazi's known as the Tea Party. But will they have the courage to do that remains to be seen.
Until then, let's all sit back and watch the carnage know as the GOP.