The GOP is wrong to ignore the tea party and fiscal conservatives. The shutdown proves yet again that the Boehner’s, Cantor’s, and McConnell’s do not understand the heartbeat of their own party. You can read what’s wrong with the GOP here in the report by Stan Greenberg, James Carville, and Erica Seifert: Inside the GOP. In the section, “Barack Obama” they write:
While many voters, even some Democrats, question whether Obama is succeeding and getting his agenda done, Republicans think he has won. The country may think gridlock has won, particularly during a Republican-led government shut down, but Republicans see a president who has fooled and manipulated the public, lied, and gotten his secret socialist-Marxist agenda done. Republicans and their kind of Americans are losing.
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I had a concussion so they had to ask me a bunch of questions ‘cause my mind wasn’t quite working and they said, ‘who’s the President?’ And I said, ‘an S.O.B.’ and he said, ‘good enough.’ (Tea Party woman, Roanoke)