I don’t think Republicans should be this rhetorically cavalier, however I think they should adopt this mindset instead of looking for ways to end the government shutdown. They have a great proposal on the table already, that all Americans deserve an Obamacare waiver just as the unions and businesses have gotten, and they need to keep emphasizing that over and over and over.
In today’s Wall Street Journal:
Said a senior administration official: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters is the end result.”
Remember that, every time you hear Obama bewail the shutdown, that his own staffers are saying it “doesn’t really matter” to them how long it lasts.
White House allies, however, say a long shutdown could make the White House’s position less tenable. Mr. Obama is the most visible symbol of the U.S. government, they say, and will inevitably share in the blame as hardships mount and people weary of the infighting.