- The Republican Party is in continued disarray.
- The Tea Party wants to again be influential.
- They know that the public is confused about Obamacare, and, more are NOT in favor of the plan.
- To maintain control of the House, gain majority status in the Senate and then the Presidency, why not take a chance on making an issue where they appear to have the edge?
Obama went golfing this weekend and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid kept the Senate home until this afternoon, when this body thumbed their noses at the other chamber by rejecting the House version of the budget bill. While the Japanese Nikkei fell the equivalent of a 450 drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the American stock market just ho-hummed to minor losses. Good a way to end this posting as any.