Republican Shutdown Temper Tantrum

Ads like this will be the hallmark of the 2014 elections. Someone I saw on TV described the Republican Shutdown as the equivalent of a child who throws a temper tantrum in public – the only way to deal with them is to say, “Calm down, and maybe we can discuss what’s bothering you later.”

“Speaker Boehner didn’t get his way and so, like a child, he threw a Tea Party-inspired temper tantrum and shut down the federal government,” said Andy Stone, communications director of House Majority PAC. “The American people are sick and tired of the intransigence and manufactured crises that have become all too common from Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans. Speaker Boehner should stop playing politics, end the nonsense and finally focus on the real-life consequences his government shutdown has caused Americans.”

The group has launched a six-figure ad campaign in the districts of the nine Republican members it’s targeting in the 2014 elections: Gary Miller (Calif.), Mike Coffman (Colo.), Rodney Davis (Ill.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), Joe Heck (Nev.), Dave Joyce (Ohio), John Kline (Minn.) and Steve Southerland (Fla.).

UPDATE: Republican Party’s Rating Plummets To Record Low

GOP poll rating graph

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on October 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    NBC/WSJ poll out tonight: Republican Party approval 24%, disapproval 70%.

    GOP plummets, Obamacare soars in shutdown standoff

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on October 10, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    That’s a great ad and it’s on everybody’s mind. You can’t watch what the Republicans are doing without thinking of a spoiled baby throwing a temper tantrum.

    Of course it’s been that way for a long, long time.

  3. #3 by cav on October 10, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    The Continuing Resolution crisis, Debt ceiling crisis, and Senate filibuster together with the Republican SC have given control of the government to the Republicans.

    Except for the ACA slipping through, they pretty much have determined the way government operates throughout the Obama administration.

    With the help of the Democrats who have been only too willing to go along with this for the cover it gives them with the voters. Obviously if the roles were reversed, the Democrats could not get away with this.

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