Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
There will be no Continuing Resolution tonight. There will be a partial shutdown of non-essential services.
All because Democrats refused to have Congress treated like ordinary citizens as to Obamacare exchange subsidies, and ordinary citizens like businesses on delay of the Obamacare mandate. Democrats “shut the government” to protect privilege, because their pride could not let them compromise.
Earlier, Harry Reid and Barack Obama were clucking like roosters. Chuck Schumer took to the floor of the Senate looking like the cat that caught the canary.
It might not end as well as they think. They wanted it, they got it.
In fact, in their late night speeches, the sense of triumph was gone.
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) October 1, 2013
The fitting culmination of a dysfunctional rule of the Senate by Reid, and a dysfunctional Obamacare bill.