WHY NOT LET OBAMA SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT? “I can’t follow the logic. Apparently they think that Republicans will be blamed by voters when the President vetoes legislation funding the government’s operations. That seems inconceivable to me. If Republican politicians are so bad that they can’t make clear to voters who closed down the government, we need new politicians,” John Hinderaker writes at Power Line.

Well, we do – particularly when the GOP has never suffered at election time* over a government shutdown.  (Which aren’t even real shutdowns.)

* Even after the 1995 shutdown, which GOP leaders look back on in much the same way your grandparents think of the Great Depression. But Republicans “lost only nine House seats, a relatively trivial number after a net gain of 54 in 1994. They actually added to their majority in the Senate, picking up two seats in the 1996 cycle.”