Drudge already made the comparison, as have several other people. It’s immediate, and immediately understandable.
Obama will negotiate with Iran, but not with Republicans in congress.
Iran is funding terrorism, is a state sponsor of terrorism, and yet the Obama administration calls Republicans terrorists.
Republicans are pushing through bills that will fund all of government except Obamacare – a wholly transformative, unconstitutional mandate that demands that every living citizen pay a tax in order to exist, that changes the nature of the citizen to the government and ignores that the Constitution limits the government (something even ignored by SCOTUS).
For me personally, a government shutdown will be a huge hassle. I’d very much like for the Democrats to do the jobs their offices demand and pass budgets that fund necessary functions of government. Then they can bicker over Obamacare. But since Democrats refuse to allow for passage of those bills as they’re about their agenda and single-payer socialism, and are instead saying “give us Obamacare or we’ll shut it all down and blame you”, I guess a government shutdown is the next best option. I’ll take the hassle in my own life that comes with a government shutdown for the knowledge that a government health care system is being stopped. And it can be stopped.
Anyone who’s dealt with government health care (I know people with broken bones that healed wrong while waiting on government paperwork, and had to be rebroken and set by private doctors because government-related injuries were never treated by government) knows it’s a pathetic system of rationing. Without the ability to use personal resources to move things along, or to benefit from charity, or from experimental treatment, or even the basic efficiency of the private sector, it’s nothing but a failure all the way around. But don’t take my word for it.
Here’s hoping the government is funded, but not Obamacare. And if we can’t get that, here’s hoping for a shutdown until the Democrats finally listen to what the American people want… which isn’t a 22,000 page bill and regulations they read after they pass it.