gee you mean the GOP is willing to destroy the country for political gain? No who would have thought?
Rep. Paul Ryan said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that he didn't voice his opposition to the government shutdown in 2013 because he wanted to ensure there was "party unity."
"I don't think it was constructive for conservatives to be carping at each other. At the same time, the purpose of that passage is to try and unify our party. I don't think we can succeed if all we do is criticize and define what we are against," he said.
Ryan wrote in his new book that came out last week that he believed the Republican attempt to defund Obamacare by shutting down the government was "a suicide mission" but that too many members of his own party were unwilling to abandon the idea for fear that they would be punished by outside groups aligned with the tea party.
He told CBS News' Bob Schieffer that he didn't believe the strategy was "really legitimate" because a government shutdown cannot stop an entitlement program, not to mention there was no support for the strategy in the Senate. shocking to hear Mr. Ryan admit he put party unity above the good of the country, but lets be honest, this has been the rule by the entire GOP since President Obama was elected. McConnell made their priorities clear immediately after Obama's inauguration: Make him a one term President.
Since that day, the good of the country, the economy, even foreign policy are merely tools to make the President look bad. Unrestrained by the few Republicans who still possessed some common sense, the well funded crazy wing have cowed the leadership and are now running the clown show.
But this clown show is no joke. Their antics have huge consequences for millions of Americans who just want the fools in Washington to get their act together so we can all participate in the recovery, which I hear is happening on Wall Street but has yet to trickle down to Main Street.