Just a very quick diary to say THEY DID NOT CAVE. The president did not cave, the Democrats did not cave. And I will note, that there were several here who feared they would. In fact, I will mention just one on many comments in response to someone who said the president and the democrats wouldn't cave, that asked if they could bookmark the comment...in other words, to come back and prove that person wrong.
And I understand. The president made mistakes back in 2011, during the last crisis of this sort. And to those of us who have been around for awhile, we understand that even good presidents make mistakes. The good news is he seemed to have learned. And when he learns, Reid learns, and so does the rest of the democratic party.
We. Did. Not. Cave. And no matter what happens from here on, and I'm one to say I don't think there's going to be ANY caving going on, including the upcoming Debt ceiling issue, I want to BOOKMARK this moment in time. The president did not cave.
the Democrats did not cave.
And so, as we head into this government shut down, we should damn well know we did something right, and we should pause and reflect on the possibility of that. And we should pause and ask ourselves if we really believe both parties are the same.
Tomorrow and the day after will be another day, and days after that, and there will be the usual alligator wrestling going on here, how freaking imperfect we are.
But for tonight, I just wish to put it on record here. The President did not cave. The Democrats did not cave. And everyone savoring that bitter taste in their mouth, is just going to have to add a bit of sweet fact.