Coming up at 4:45 p.m.
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Basically what was expected. The 2012 election was about Obamacare, he won, we lost, it’s done, move on. The election was about Obamacare? Actually, it was about everything except Obamacare:
Update: This National Review post lists all the things that do not get shut, and it’s quite a long list, Not Actually a Shutdown.
"The federal government is America's largest employer." <- that's a problem
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) September 30, 2013
Shorter Obama – All essential services, military, security etc open, Panda Cam closed #BlameHarryReid
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) September 30, 2013
Obama: 1 faction of 1 party in 1 house of Congress in 1 branch of govt doesn't get to shut down govt just to fight the results of election
— Madeleine Morgenstern (@MadeleineinDC) September 30, 2013
With Obama speaking now, this is what worries the Republicans who remember '95 shutdown: The biggest megaphone wins.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) September 30, 2013
While you are waiting, be assured that the Shutdown is not really a full shutdown. For examples, the federal courts will be operating as usual tomorrow:
A reader writes:
As usual, we let the left win the argument when we allow them define the terms. If you control the language, controlling the argument is an easy task. It’s too late to educate the public on this point before tomorrows “shut down” but if we get through this there may be time to redefine what happens when the government supposedly shuts down.
If anyone has a link to all the things that will NOT be shut down, please post in comments.
even at the brink, nobody wants to be anti-troops. Senate unanimously passes bill to make sure military will be paid; House already did same
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) September 30, 2013
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) September 28, 2013
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