Can we kiss the day goodbye, and point us toward tomorrow? Not until after Election 2014.
The Hill summed it up this morning. What we have here are impotent leaders on both sides of the aisle. If incumbents are reelected, that will not change on the Democrat side of the aisle, but it should. Unless Democrats pull off a heavenly miracle and takeover the House, the American political system will be like a rubber band returning to its original position.
Americans should be frightened to pieces about more of the same. American exceptionalism is going down the drain.
If government is brought to a shutdown, that will not help the economy. It will shake the financial markets once again and could further weaken the American credit rating. Essential things like Social Security checks won’t get mailed and such.
Those consequences that shake average Americans will not play well in Election 2014.
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he's scared that the government is headed for a shutdown after meeting with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Thursday morning.
"I’m really frightened," he said.
Reid, Boehner, Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) all met in Boehner's office to discuss a path forward.
During the meeting, Reid told Boehner that he won't delay the healthcare law in exchange for keeping the government open after Sept. 30.
Reid said any language to defund the healthcare law won't survive in the Senate. He intends to pass a “clean” stopgap spending measure to keep the government open through year’s end.”