"From a partisan point of view, I think it would be the best thing in the world to have a shutdown," Sen. Howard Dean said Tuesday at a National Journal Insider Conference's panel. That's because, Dean said, Republicans would be blamed for it.
"If I was head of DNC, I would be quietly rooting for it," Dean said. "I know who's going to get blamed. We've been down this road before."
Isn't that great? Just as they did during the Iraq War, Dean and the DNC are rooting for failure so they can try and politically capitalize on it.
Here's more proof of how Democrats really want a shutdown. Senator UpChuck Schumer, the slimy ambulance chaser from Brooklyn, was caught on a phone call strategizing how to attack the Republicans (The Examiner).
Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate. He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as "extreme."
"I always use extreme, Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use."
Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.
Why is it that anyone who wants the government to live within their means (like the rest of us do) and who believe in the US Constitution are extreme? You want to know what's extreme, Schmucky Schumer? Using scare tactics in the form of TV commercials stating cuts to the EPA will poison children. Refusal to cut government funding for Planned Parenthood.
If there is no budget resolution, and a government shutdown should follow, don't listen to the lapdog media water carriers for the Democrats. They wanted it to happen. Dean and Schumer have shown their cards.