No winning hand in government shutdown

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 03:58 PM.

I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to avoid ongoing news reporting about the government being shut down. It’s sobering if not downright depressing knowing this president represents the interests of “his” half of the country and pretty much ignores folks like me in the other half.

But that’s OK. Elections have consequences, and he’s simply one of the more destructive consequences. Thankfully, we’re on the downhill side of this nasty eight-year ride, and this will eventually pass.

But in his defense, I would’ve never believed one administration could so damage a culture as this one has. It’s truly an amazing feat.

Regarding this recent budget battle, I give him credit as a good poker player. For reasons I can’t fathom, Republicans have chosen to bet the farm on an impossibly weak hand.

As any good poker player would, Obama will let the cards run through the flop, turn and river winning the moment. He has all the time in the world.

Of course under normal circumstances, the overall good and well-being of the country would call time, but not at this table. Obama’s charted his socialist trajectory for the country and won’t adjust his aim to the right even by a few degrees.

Obama’s on a mission to change America, and so far he has succeeded to our detriment. Of course, I agree that sound fiscal principles are important to defend and fight for, but this quixotic stand by the House Republicans is a stupid one.

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