And they’re all bad news for Republicans:
Republicans have somehow managed to make government more popular. Without the shutdown, they might’ve focused on Obamacare implementation problems and the absurd cost of the Canadian-built non-working federal exchanges website. That shit pisses even me off. But nope. By acting like total dicks, Republicans have reminded the public about the benefits of having a functional government.
What we’re seeing is a complex system in action. The Republicans are playing well, wildly crazy well, with their political base. But, they’re alienating the moderates and the true independents. Right now, the generic polling shows Dems 8 points ahead. That’s enough to swing control of the House. If, and this is a big if, the Republican continue their antics, we could see what happens when a complex system hits a tipping point.