This may be the best, and most well deserved, front page take down ever.
Maybe there's some life left in The Fourth Estate after all!
Why Boehner's to blameRead all of it. It's absolutely lovely.
The government of the United States of America is closed for business today, courtesy of the Republican Party. It’s a national embarrassment, like a scene from the Marx Brothers’ classic 1933 satire “Duck Soup,” only without the anarchic humor.
...instead of a waging a legitimate budget battle, Boehner has acquiesced in conservatives’ obsessive and undemocratic crusade to eviscerate Obamacare. Since they lack the votes to kill health-care reform, the Republicans are holding a gun to the head of the U.S. economy and threatening to shoot if Obama doesn’t agree to undo his biggest accomplishment.
That’s not a negotiation, it’s extortion. It’s like telling your neighbor you’ll burn his house down if he doesn’t give you his life savings.