Monday, September 30, 2013 11:17 AM
As usual, you only tell half the story.
Let's start with the 1995 shutdown over government overspending. That broke down because spineless Bob Dole unilaterally caved in, without even telling Gingrich he was going to do it. After Clinton was out of office, one of his top aides revealed that Clinton was on the verge of caving in himself, when Bob Dole out of the blue saved his bacon by caving first. Bob Dole, who should be reviled by all conservatives, snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory. He was a coward and a fool, and the GOP paid the price. It's too bad he could not have found a form of Viagra which worked on backbones.
As to whether Obama is like Clinton on standing his ground, you might want to ask Vladimir Putin about that one! Mention Syria.
The American middle class does not need to lose the Obamacare war. Polls have consistently shown the American people do not want in. As October 1 looms, and many middle class voters are finding out first hand that Obamacare will mean they will be paying more but getting less in healthcare, those numbers are likely to rise. Even the exit polls for those who voted in 2012 showed that the same voters who elected Obama, favored repealing Obamacare by a 49-44 margin. Republicans were unable to capitalize on that issue in 2012 because the GOP establishment, aided by Big Media, foisted a nominee upon the party who was unable to exploit the issue due to his own history with Romneycare.