On behalf of his party, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) offered an explanation to the Washington Examiner that sums up the entire GOP shutdown stand in one, pretty little packaged quote.
“We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
Huh? House Republicans are playing hardball in negotiations over the spending bill that led the government into a shutdown, because they refuse to look like some bitches. In short, they won’t compromise because it would weaken their power. And they don’t even know why they’re fighting or what they are fighting for, but hey, they’re not giving up on the fight.
So basically they’re serving this:
So they won’t look defeated like this:
And all for what again?
Yep. We don’t know either. What do you think about Stutzman’s quote?