it is contrary to the wishes of the majority
keeping it is anathema to majoritarian desires.
And, the way this is playing out, they will be forever a minority...if the party even survives, of which there is serious doubt, seeing how it is now split.
What is this both crap? Have we become so slavishly devoted to equivalency that we can't dissect who's to blame for initiating this crisis? 'Both' is such a silly choice to pick. I'm a lifelong Republican but this inability to point and say that elements of our party are responsible (entirely) for the impasse and eventual shutdown is ridiculous. Obama is not to blame, the ACA is not to blame, the Democrat controlled Senate is not to blame. It is the result of a band of angry Republicans unable to swallow the fact that the ACA passed and we lost all our attempts to stop it in court and in the legislator. It is childish and we are going to reap the consequences for this tantrum in November.
Both is the truth, because even starting with the obamacare discussion to start all we got was the partisan "death panels" and "socialism" blah blah blah crap that prevented us from having an intelligent discussion on universal healthcare that would have led to a productive solution.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers