Copied from Ole Olson on Google+
Huge list of citations on why the Republicans are to blame for the shutdown.
Conservative Republicans are determined to sell the myth that nothing in the government can possibly work, even if international evidence proves otherwise (especially the Nordic countries). The GOP is so convinced of their dogma, that they are willing to deliberately sabotage govt to “prove” that it’s true.
Case in point, this GOP engineered Shutdown. It’s not the Democrats or Obama that are doing it: it’s 100% the GOP. Now they are deliberately trying to harness the anger over the shutdown to convince people that “both sides” are to blame, and use this as “evidence” that the government is irreparably dysfunctional.
And brace yourselves, they might just rinse and repeat this exact same strategy for the looming debt ceiling by refusing to authorize payments on the national debt that fiscal conservatives in the GOP are primarily guilty of creating in the first place. The hypocrisy and blatant propaganda is outrageous.
Conservative war on the Affordable Care Act timeline:https://plus.google.com/111051039748078110427/posts/6Pchfcso5uM
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planninghttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/us/a-federal-budget-crisis-months-in-the-planning.html
“Republicans could derail the health care overhaul if conservative lawmakers were willing to push fellow Republicans into cutting off financing for the entire federal government” and “A defunding tool kit created in early September included talking points”
21 Things Republicans Have Demanded In Exchange For Not Tanking The Global Economy http://www.alternet.org/21-things-republicans-have-demanded-exchange-not-tanking-global-economy
On cusp of shutdown, House conservatives excited, say they are doing the right thing http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-28/politics/42481675_1_house-republicans-shutdown-conservative-members
“We’re very excited,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.”
The House GOP’s Little Rule Change That Guaranteed no vote to end Shutdownhttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-house-gop-s-little-rule-change-that-guaranteed-a-shutdown
The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice
217 members say they would support a “clean” measure to extend all government funding without other conditions attachedhttp://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/and-then-there-were-17-gop-support-for-a-clean-c-r-slips-the-note/
Watch House GOP Celebrate Shutting Down Government! (Video)http://aattp.org/aattp-video-maddow-shows-house-republicans-giddy-government-shutdown/
Conservatives Celebrate Shutdown Of Government They Hatehttp://ourfuture.org/20131002/conservatives-celebrate-shutdown-of-government-they-hate
-Numerous quotes from Republicans and conservative websites celebrating shutdown
Tea party Republicans blame Obama for the shutdown they plannedhttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-republicans-blame-obama-20131006,0,2739790.story
“a well-financed cohort of conservative activists (including the the Koch brothers, the right-wing billionaire industrialists) have been planning for months to use a government shutdown as a cudgel to cripple the Affordable Care Act
Colbert explains the Republican game strategy: “The rules are I go first and I refuse to take my turn” http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/429570/october-07-2013/government-shutdown-s-one-week-anniversary
Libertarians say there is no government shutdown looming, just a slowdown (Video)http://www.examiner.com/article/libertarians-say-there-is-no-government-shutdown-looming-just-a-slowdown
“slowdown equals a private-sector growth speedup”
Response to Shutdown not being bad: Five Totally Avoidable Tragedies Caused by the Shutdown http://truth-out.org/news/item/19396-five-totally-avoidable-tragedies-caused-by-the-shutdown
The ‘non-essential’ parts of government that shut down are actually quite essentialhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/06/the-non-essential-parts-of-government-that-shut-down-are-actually-quite-essential/
Boehner won’t bring up a “clean” debt limit increase under any circumstances unless President Barack Obama agrees to make policy concessionshttp://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/boehner-u-s-will-default-if-obama-doesn-t-cave-on-the-debt-limit
Senate GOP filibusters then kills filibuster cloture, preventing A bill to ensure the complete and timely payment of the obligations of the United States Government until December 31, 2014.
Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn’t Be That Badhttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/us/politics/many-in-gop-offer-theory-default-wouldnt-be-that-bad.html
If I’ve missed any important links or issues involved here, please post the citation and title in the comments. And Bookmark these for repeated future use to debunk right wing lies.