President Obama: "Politics should not create a government shutdown."
And mindless knee jerk opposition to anything Barack backs continues to be the operational stance, if not publicly declared rationale, of the Republicans' Tea Party federal budget insurgency.
The deadline looms large.
"The price you paid for your riches and fame,
Was it all a strange game? You're a little insane."
-- The Byrds, "So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" (1967)
|Budget Negotiations Process Viewed as Political Game Theory|
Audio Embed: All Things Considered 4/6/11,
Reporter: Ari Shapiro.
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) talks about the ongoing negotiations and the disingenuousness of Republicans who claim not to want a shutdown.
|So who IS essential?|
Audio Embed: Dave Ross, KIRO-FM/Seattle, 4/6/11.
And maybe what was the last widely popular "shut down"...
The Beach Boys - "Shut Down" - Surfin' USA (1963)