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View Diary: Hey MSM Wake The F*** Up. This Shut Down Is Not Bipartisan (35 comments)

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  •  defund the (0+ / 0-)

    ACA....pass one of the funding bills that has already been passed by the house.

    If the senate/white house did that, then the government would restart and the republicans would be unable to prevent it. Thus ii don't think the shutdown is unilateral.

    If the house passed no funding bills at all. refusesd to pass any bill, then the shutdown would be unilateral since the Democrats would have no way to get the government running again.

    •  No. It is unilateral because the Repubs (3+ / 0-)

      are saying "My way or no way." That is NOT negotiation or compromise which is the basis of a functioning democracy and government. They have unilaterally made their bed and now they can lie in it all by their lonesome.

      unilateral - (of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others.

      emphasis mine

      The DEMS did not agree to a shutdown. The actions that lead to it were taken unilaterally by the republicans. Just because the other party won't concede to egregious conditions doesn't mean they're to blame for whatever results or share the responsibility for it. By your twisted reasoning the term "unilateral" has no real meaning at all.

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