Government Shutdown 10/1/2013

As most Americans are aware we had a partial government shutdown today. I refuse to play this game of blaming one party over the other. To be honest, I blame both parties. In fact this gives me yet another reason why I am happy that I changed my voter registration to independent or what NY calls blank. I originally registered to be a Republican and I did at one time agree with most of what they stood for. But as I got older and wiser, I realized my views had started to change. I realized that I was neither a Republican or a Democrat, but rather an independent.  I think when I started paying closer attention to what was going on, I began to realize that I had been brainwashed by the two party system. I realized that I had to make a change in order to better myself and that was when I updated my voter registration to independent. The only downside is that I am no longer able to vote in primary. But that is a price I am willing to pay in order to exercise my right to vote in the general election.
I think many others would realize that they are also more of an independent than a Republican or a Democrat if they wrote down their views and compared it to the party they are registered with. Unfortunately I doubt many will do that.  But I will not let that stop me from  the independent that I am.
That is all for now. Thank you for visiting.


2 thoughts on “Government Shutdown 10/1/2013

  1. How the GOP can (maybe) now win this showdown…

    Okay so all except the most one-eyed conservative has to admit the reality that the GOP will be blamed by voters for the budget / gov’t shut down crisis. But an interesting thing may very well happen on the way to next month’s circus.

    The debt ceiling D-Day is just around the corner. In fact it’s so close that it now seems VERY probable that the budget / shut down crisis will not be resolved by mid Oct and THEN an interesting thing may happen – the budget / shut down / Obama-care crisis and the debt ceiling crisis will combine into one ENORMOUS crisis that revolves around both issues.

    This could be VERY interesting. Mainly because just as the public supports the Dems on the budget / shut down issue, they broadly support the GOP on the debt ceiling issue. So if the two fights turn into one BIG fight, who will the public end up supporting?

    It could be a hail-mary / gift from God situation that saves the GOP.

    Boehner has made it clear that he wanted to avoid the shut down confrontation in order to save his ammo for the debt ceiling crisis. And he may kinda sorta get what he wants now. The conservative wing of the GOP (I think that may be me) may then get what they really want – the opportunity to force changes to the ACA set-up with the FULL BACKING of the US electorate. Because the political conversation / vicious trench war will be about balancing our national kitty, we can make changes to Obama-care by making the simple argument that the US simply can’t afford the ACA. Because it is a financial reality and not an ideologically based argument, independent voters are much more likely to respond to it.

    With a bit of luck our gleefully anticipated thumping at the polls in the mid-term elections will then remain a Democrat pipe-dream and the ACA will be amended as we’d like.


    1. I try to stay from the issue of politics when it comes to the internet. When I do make an exception, I try to be as neutral as possible. This wasn’t always the case and my wake up call was Facebook. One day I realized that my actions were no different than the negative campaign ads that I hated seeing on TV and I knew I had to make a change. In fact I have taken a hiatus from that site because the last thing I want to see is a bunch of posts about how one party is better than the other.

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