Genuine is probably to strong of word for anything with regards to bonehead, except he's genuinely a spineless idiot.genuinely taking a stand.
That's kind of what Im thinking. With how immature Obama has been about closing various venues that have gotten quit a bit of media coverage I believe did not work well in the Dems favor. I also believe Boehner knows if he folds and gets nothing he can bet on losing his position.It seems like the democrats effort to pin this current government "shutdown" (for a lack of a better adjective) on the republicans is not working.
I suspect the vindictive fashion in which the current administration has handled this is backfiring on them, the WWll memorial both here & in france and all the other vindictive behavior has not gone over well.
Consequently it appears Boehner feels a bit more confident about genuinely taking a stand. Also the republicans offering up various funding bills does seem to have gotten the message through to the public, "we're willing to work with you on this and avoid the current situation, here's a start"
The dems response, infantile vindictive behavior and so forth. .
Welcome to the government. I've got two uncles, a father and sister in the civil service. Dad and my sis are working like nothing happened they are "critical" working on nuke subs and such. The two uncles were told not to come into work, neither cared to much to begin with but now they got word they will be paid anyways so it's literally a paid vacation. Well actually since they aren't using up their vacation days it's better than that even.Maybe I'm just hard-headed, but how can there be a "shut-down" when folks are still being employed/paid?