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The GOP Is Insane - Threatens Default and Government Shutdown

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:48:23 am

The Republican Party continues its scorched earth war against the President, and prepares to punish the American people for re-electing him by defaulting on America's credit and shutting down the federal government: Behind the Curtain: House GOP Eyes Default, Shutdown.

These people are obsessed with destroying the President, and if that means they have to destroy the country to do it, no problem.

House Republicans are seriously entertaining dramatic steps, including default or shutting down the government, to force President Barack Obama to finally cut spending by the end of March.

The idea of allowing the country to default by refusing to increase the debt limit is getting more widespread and serious traction among House Republicans than people realize, though GOP leaders think shutting down the government is the much more likely outcome of the spending fights this winter.

"I think it is possible that we would shut down the government to make sure President Obama understands that we're serious," House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state told us. "We always talk about whether or not we're going to kick the can down the road. I think the mood is that we've come to the end of the road."

Notice that Politico's article says the GOP is on this crazy path "to force President Barack Obama to finally cut spending." This is utter nonsense; with the Budget Control Act and the Taxpayer Relief Act, President Obama has already reduced the deficit by more than $2 trillion dollars.

I can hardly believe we're at this point again, but it's a great measure of how completely out of touch the Republican Party is with reality.