Unnamed GOPers are comparing the shutdown to Gettysburg.
“I would liken this a little bit to Gettysburg, where a Confederate unit went looking for shoes and stumbled into Union cavalry, and all of a sudden found itself embroiled in battle on a battlefield it didn’t intend to be on, and everybody just kept feeding troops into it,” the congressman said. “That’s basically what’s happening now in a political sense. This isn’t exactly the fight I think Republicans wanted to have, certainly that the leadership wanted to have, but it’s the fight that’s here.”
And some are claiming that more than half of the Republicans in the House would vote for a clean CR.
But of course, other than King and Dent, none of them will put their name behind any of these statements, let along put their vote where their mouth is. I’m not sure what the strategy is here; bad-mouthing your caucus and leadership while following them blindly doesn’t seem like any method at all, sir.
If a “moderate Republican” whines anonymously, does it make a sound?
In the meantime, let’s raise some more money for the DCCC, DSCC, and DNC. The best way to stop the madness is to make gains in the 2014 elections.