Today Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the GOP wanted to assure the American people that “I and my constituents are fully prepared to let the country go straight to Hell in order to get our way. And if that means a total government shutdown, so be it.”
“Selling America down the river may be the only feasible way to get this country back on track,” said McConnell. “President Obama should get his priorities straight. If he cared more for himself and his political career, we wouldn’t have such animosity toward him.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Meet the Press host David Gregory yesterday that, having a great deal of experience screwing up the country, a government shutdown may be necessary.
“And let the liberal media come and twist our words if they must, even though in this case they would be dead on,” said Gingrich.
Over the next few months, lawmakers will battle over three important issues – raising the nation’s debt limit, funding the government, and avoiding automatic spending cuts–also known as sequestration.
House Speaker John Boehner said, “to sum up, if we don’t get our way this year, drastic measures may have to be taken to ensure our place in Congress. The United States and its citizens owe that much to us, for all we have done to, um, for them.”
In related news, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says there is nothing between he and John Boehner that getting rid of the current speaker of the house wouldn’t remedy…