When the Republicans re-took control of the Senate in the 2014 mid-terms it almost immediately presumed to be true that they’d push to shut the government down like they did in 2013. Understandably, Republican leadership wants to avoid costing the economy another $24 billion like it did last time, and given what a huge hit their party took in terms of reputation, no wonder they’re all clamoring for the microphone to put everyone’s minds at ease; there will be no shutdown on Sheriff Boehner and Chief McConnell’s watch, so-siree-Bob.
Or will there be? The smart money is that either immigration, climate change or “Being a Democrat in the Oval Office” will land Obama in enough hot water to push the fundies in control of the GOP toward their inevitable date with derp – shutting down the government because that makes more sense than compromise and leadership.
So here’s what those two shepherds of the useless will do once they actually shut the government down in 2015.