Republicans conceived it, Republicans planned it and those same Republicans executed it, this government shutdown.
Now they're trying to get something---desperately, anything--out of it, nation be damned.
Want proof? Look no further:
House Republicans who didn’t support tying government funding to ObamaCare now find themselves too committed to the strategy to back down, according to twin reports by David Drucker and Byron York of the Washington Examiner. Both writers said GOP leadership would likely seek to conflate budget negotiations with the raising of the debt ceiling in an effort to extract concessions to justify their efforts, even as they admitted they don’t know what those concessions are.
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) told Drucker Tuesday night. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
“This is not just about Obamacare anymore,” said Michael Grimm (R-NY).
What's crazy is that a) this is so true and that b) we can even here, let alone quote these people saying these things.