Now that the dust has settled on the government shutdown (for now). Let’s review how things went.
First, the Republicans tried to defund Obamacare multiple times and they failed. Then, the Republicans tried to delay the penalty for individuals that didn’t sign up for Obamacare for a year and they failed. Then, they said that everyone, including Congress, needed to be subject to the same laws as everyone else under Obamacare and they failed.
The government is shutdown and after a week or so the President calls everyone to the White House to tell them he isn’t going to negotiate at all. After that meeting, the President does an interview in which he said “During the course of my presidency I have bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party and have purposefully kept my rhetoric down (apparently it could be worse). I think I’m pretty well known for being a calm guy, sometimes people think I’m too calm. And, am I exasperated? Absolutely.” He won’t negotiate and he’s exasperated.
The Republicans get the blame as being unreasonable as portrayed in the media and President Obama wins. The debt ceiling is raised so our government can continue to spend money it doesn’t have without a plan to stop it. Obamacare is allowed to go into effect with all the penalties for not signing up intact. President Obama wins.
Now we find out the Obamacare website constructed by a Canadian company that has been working on it for over three years and has cost Americans about $1 billion, (so far) doesn’t work. If President Obama keeps winning, when will America get to win?