Today was a great day with the Republicans in the House finally holding the line and at allowing Harry Reid’s partial government shutdown to happen.
There were many great blogs today on the shutdown but the best, hands down, came from The Matt Walsh Blog.
I will not reveal the literary trickeration he used to hammer home his points but go read the whole thing now.
Yes, the size of our Federal Government is massive and that blog did a great job of making that point.
So what’s next? How long can this ‘shutdown’ go on?
Here is my hope. The partial shutdown goes for weeks and maybe months with the House Republicans refusing to make any more concessions unless Harry Reid and Barack Obama offer to negotiate. Team Obama will be confident in the fact that the State Run Media will continue to push their narrative (and they will) and keep public opinion on their side but I think their plan may be vulnerable.
Let’s suppose that the Government partial shutdown turns into the same nothing burger like the Sequester and every week that goes by more people start realizing that the Seventh Seal is not about to be broken. Maybe independents and right leaning Democrats start to realize that our Federal Government is too bloated and there is still fat to cut.
Then the leverage in our continuing budget debates shifts from the Big Government Leftists to the fiscally responsible Tea Party. The Left is then faced with the dreaded rule #9 from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
Hope is not a strategy but right now that’s about all we have.