I know that BillO is full of himself quite often but I don’t disagree with him here. Republicans need to do much better in terms of selling their position to the American people. They’ve done some good things but they have to be willing to spend some money and run some ads – or at least create some viral ads that get their point across. This is something they could have easily done today but so far I’m not seeing too much.
That said, Ted Cruz is the wrong guy to be preaching this to because he’s been on the stump for the last few months getting us to where we are now. If it weren’t for him and Mike Lee, we would have funded Obamacare just like we have on passed CRs and we wouldn’t even be talking about it.
I’ll just make one other point. While Republicans are being blamed more for the government shutdown, it’s not like the Democrats aren’t being blamed. Just look at the poll below and you’ll see that difference between the disapprove for Democrats and the disapprove for Republicans isn’t even 10 points. It’s only SEVEN points. So to make it sound like the Democrats are getting a free ride here just isn’t true at all.