While much of the rest of Washington is on lockdown thanks to the unnecessary shutdown, Congress is still open. And Senator Harry Reid (D-The Boxer) is making use of it. Earlier today, he called out House Republicans on the dirty little secret to their shutdown showdown.
We've been saying it here all along. And several constituents made sure Rep. Joe Heck (R-Clueless) heard it loud(ly) and clear(ly). House Republicans can very easily end this manufactured crisis by simply allowing a floor vote on a clean continuing resolution to reopen the federal government.
President Obama is exasperated after "bending over backwards" repeatedly to try to cut deals with them. Senate Democrats are frustrated after repeatedly giving them what they wanted. And the overwhelming majority of American people are irritated by their refusal to accept what they supposedly wanted.
Yet as of now, G-O-TEA "leaders" just don't seem to care. After all, they're busy saying stupid shit on Twitter while claiming their unhinged hatred of President Obama has "nothing to do with race". Oh, and they're still claiming they're too busy with their political street theater to actually reopen the government. How lovely (not).
It doesn't have to be this way. Remember, House Republicans can end this unnecessary drama whenever they want. So when will they finally do the right thing? That's the $986 billion question right now.