Be sure to read the New York Times backgrounder
on how a consortium of conservative groups — Kochs, Club for Growth
and more — have been conspiring and spending huge sums to lead us to the use of a government shutdown to kill the federal health care law.
It's all there, including the talking points that the likes of Tiny Tim Griffin
and Too Extreme Tom Cotton
have been spouting since the onset of the hostage crisis.
Griffin and Cotton are undoubtedly proud to be part of a scheme hatched by Easy Ed Meese.
Here's yet another one
of many tentacles of this sci-fi worthy monster: A solicitation from the Heritage Action
conservative attack group for money to attack moderate senators, including U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas.
SPEAKING OF OBAMACARE: Read more here
about people enthusiastic about the new law. If Cotton, Griffin, Meese, Kochs and Co. don't kill it.
A HOPEFUL NOTE: From Ezra Klein,
on the civil war within the Republican Party
(apparently there are still a few sane members who'd prefer not to destroy government and the country in the name of ideological purity). He asserts the effort to kill the health care law is doomed.
AND ANOTHER: Voters opposed shutdown by wide margin
in 21 of 24 GOP districts polled and generic Democrats enjoy edges over incumbent Republicans in many of them.