Some liberals now think shutting down the government is an awesome idea
Great post by Ed Driscoll at PJ Media showing how some liberals are egging on Senator Elizabeth Warren to stick to her guns on the Cromnibus bill and shut down the government over some reform language in the bill that affects a small part of the financial regulation bill.
GOP shutdown; bad. Liberal shutdown; good!
When faced with an intransigent, bull-headed governing body, Yeltsin did this: http://t.co/cUYGt6XaxV pic.twitter.com/zrRxRaj09V— The New Republic (@tnr) October 1, 2013
The above Tweet is from the New Republic on October 1st of last year, with their fantasies of tank strikes on the GOP in response to last year’s government shutdown. As Jim Geraghty tweeted at the time in response, “The New Republic: Your first choice for violent, authoritarian, eliminationist rhetoric!” And back then, Twitchy added:
When Russia faced a constitutional crisis in 1993, President Boris Yeltsin did what any good dictator would do — he had the military surround the White House and had tanks shell the upper floors as a demonstration of force, announcing to the press that “Fascist-communist armed rebellion in Moscow shall be suppressed within the shortest period.” It’s an efficient way to show who’s boss, and the folks at The New Republic seem like they’re warming up to the idea.
As I wrote at the time, Leftists convinced themselves in January of 2011 that clip art of targets and bullet points could kill — as long as it wasn’t their own. The same holds true of threatening a shutdown — they’re perfectly fine, as long as they come from an anointed member of the far left. “Elizabeth Warren Is Risking a Government Shutdown to Stop Wall Street. President Obama Should Join Her,” TNR is exuding today:
Now liberals are singing a different tune. That same New Republic featured an article by Brian Beutler with the headline: "Elizabeth Warren is risking a government shut down to stop Wall Street. President Obama should join her."
Ed says, "As always, for the left, the motto is, 'It’s Different When We Do It.'"
It takes a special kind of myopia to be oblivious to your own monumental hypocrisy. In this case, the left has outdone itself in that department.