Back to the future? 95-96, with the Newt showing his rooster head, and shutting down the federal government to show what a big barnyard cock he was. The bunch of spending big and borrow big Republican hypocrites, who piled on much of the debt, by giving us into two wars, and by sticking America with an unfunded prescription drug bonanza, for the drug companies, are threatening to play a very dangerous game during the slow recovery from the Great Recession. It's the Game of Chicken. At risk is not just that federal employees may miss a few paychecks. What is at risk is the confidence and the faith of the American people, and of the global community in the leaders of the American government,
Back in the mid 90s, the GOP misread the public, and thought that the American people would back their act of total irresponsibility. How wrong they were then, and how wrong they would be today, if they pulled such a sophomoric stunt again.