Dismay Over the Looming Budget Shutdown
Unless there’s a last minute surprise — and there are in politics — it looks like it’s gonna happen: a government shut down…with a flood of media stories detailing how a failure in our system and political obsessions have resulted in hardship for people deprived of paychecks or services. Watch this CNN segment.
David Gergen nails it: the line about Planned Parenthood is because of politics an ideology. P-E-R-I-O-D. Note how the person who he challenges it tries to use political ju jitsu to put the blame on those dismayed over the injection of social issues and ideology. PREDICTION: I suspect swing voters and idependents are going to be moving over to the Dems in future months if this shut down takes place. Her argument does not hold.
TO DAVID GERGEN: Ditto.