Uh oh. The Republican Party has two masters, wealthy contributors and Jesus.
Since Jesus cast the moneychangers out of the temple, it’s the folks with the deep pockets who are upset.
The government shut down has immediate affects, and can be especially brutal on the most vulnerable. The long-term damage is too horrific to contemplate.
The shutdown, combined with default if the debt ceiling isn’t resolved, could play havoc with the markets and the people on Wall Street.
Uh oh again. Forget the fallen military. This is serious.
The Brothers Koch have already distanced themselves publicly from the shutdown. In spite of their previous support, they are smart enough to separate their name from an action with the cuddle factor of a porcupine with Ebola.
Some politicians, shut ‘er down, are trying to fundraise on the fact that they brought government to its knees. But such events don’t bring in the big money.
There are many who realize that with an approval rating of 5%, trying to raise dollars now is unseemly. Even for politicians.
Even the most conservative Members of Congress often travel outside their districts, to places like New York City and Los Angeles, to generate the kind of money they need for re-election.
Currently, there is a blurred narrative about who is to blame for the mess and dysfunction. Some media and citizens blame both parties, albeit disproportionately toward the GOP.
But the big guys with the fat wallets, they know what is going on.
h/t Buzz Feed