You know, the State-Controlled Media must really be worried that the Democrats will be blamed in a government shutdown. Republicans ought to have no worries about this at all, even if they factor in 1995. Byron York has a great piece today in the Washington Examiner. Okay, the budget shut down in 1995, Republicans took the hit, right? Well, they won election 1996. They got welfare reform in Clinton’s second term. They continued to win elections. They didn’t lose anything because of the budget shutdown. They just lost in the media, which of course they don’t like. They don’t like being ripped to shreds. But now we’ve got another government shutdown looming and the State-Controlled Media has a story here to make sure everybody knows the government would not shut down, that it’s not really that big a deal, which tells me that they know that it would be the Democrats who would take the hit

Social Security checks would still go out. The troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, though not until later, and virtually every essential government agency like the FBI, the Border Patrol, the Coast Guard, would remain open. That’s the little known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn’t shut down. The sun comes up. The sun goes down. Welfare checks are received. Abortions take place. What more could you want? Now, if the Republicans were going to take the hit, if the AP, State-Controlled AP thought Republicans were gonna take the hit on this, you wouldn’t have this story about how there’s no shutdown. We’d get a story on all the essential services that would be grinding to a halt. Yeah, the Republicans lost something like four seats in the next election after the shutdown in 1996. It wasn’t that big a deal.

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