The simple reason is the total dysfunction of both parties and lack of any legislative plan which has any reasonable chance of success from the Republicans. The latest example put forth by the Republican House is the “Defund Obamacare” bill which has zero chance for success. We are playing right into Obama’s hand. The Obama-adoring mainstream media is poised to feast on this as well. We stand to alienate voters and sabotage Republican chances for retaining the House and regaining the Senate in the 2014 elections.
Why do Republicans have to match craziness and stupidity with Democrats, policy for policy, blow for idiotic blow? Why is this going to turn out different from the 1996 fiasco when this same Republican “plan” to shut down government strengthened and helped re-elect Clinton?
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. The fools that now “run” our government are making emigration to Costa Rica look better every day.
Dr. Richard Erickson Marietta