And many representatives, including an increasing number of Republicans, have made it clear that had they been allowed by Speaker Boehner to take a simple up or down vote on keeping the government open, with no partisan strings attached, enough votes from both parties would have kept the American people’s government open and operating.
Uh, the House has passed a budget and submitted it to the Senate. It’s Harry Reid who hasn’t allowed an up-or-down vote on the budget the House passed.
Until he does, Obama is directing his whining in the wrong direction.
If Reid allows and up-or-down vote and the Senate rejects the House’s budget, so be it. But until then, Obama does not have a valid complaint.
Harry Reid has allowed the government to partially shut down, and Barack Obama is cheering him on.
The House didn’t shut down the government. No amount of lies and spin, media-driven or otherwise, will ever change that.