Washington Post: Republican Shutdown Means US Is Threatened By Terrorists

Yesterday the Editorial Board of the Washington Post said they weren’t partisan, but, hey, those Republicans were failing America. Today, they ask why Obama is playing games with closing monuments and stuff Republicans hate national security

Government shutdown puts U.S. security at risk

IF HOUSE Republicans have had an obsession to rival their hatred of the Affordable Care Act, it has been their determination to find a scandal in the 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, in which Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed.

Yet this week those same Republicans are putting U.S. embassies across the world at risk with their shutdown of the U.S. government. More broadly, they are endangering national security at a time when the United States remains under threat from al-Qaeda and affiliated groups.

Wait, I thought Obama said “Osama Bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is on the run”?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chair of the intelligence committee, said on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday that 72 percent of the civilian intelligence agency workforce has been furloughed.

“This means that, with the exception of a few intelligence agencies that have a significant number of military personnel, the lights are being turned off and the majority of the people who produce our intelligence, analyze that intelligence and provide warning of terrorist attacks or advise policymakers of major national security events will be prevented from doing their jobs,” she said. “We have ambassadors in threatened capitals . . . [who] rely on their intelligence briefers and the tactical intelligence support to their security teams as much as they rely on the Marines who guard front gates. . . . What we are doing now puts American lives at risk.”

Ms. Feinstein is hardly a rabid partisan..

It is reckless behavior in a time of war, and it is, above all, Speaker John Boehner and his allies who are at fault.

Well, you knew someone had to play this card at some point. Will they play the racism card tomorrow?

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Comment by Ignore_My_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-03 10:51:35

Oh. NOW we are at war?
How convenient of them to notice.

I wonder if they know with whom we are at war? But I thought Obama solved all that pesky war stuff anyway?

And for some reason, I don’t think our Embassies are non-essential.

Ms. Feinstein is hardly a rabid partisan..

OMG.. I spewed on that one.

I’m waiting for the dying\starving old people stories…

Comment by richard
2013-10-03 15:12:33

So maybe Obama/Reid should work with the other side? That has worked before.

Comment by Ignore_My_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-03 16:33:07

Unfortunately, Reid and Obama have said repeatedly and by their actions, refused to meet with and negotiate with GOP. Granted, Obama did call the leaders to the WH the other day, but that was only to berate the GOP and claim once again that he will not negotiate.

Meanwhile, Obama is traveling around the US campaigning again. He loves spending money.

 
 
 
Comment by Trish Mac Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-03 11:06:48

Holy smokes batman. This is so ignorant, as is much of what the demorats are saying, including president Saul Alinsky, and the MSM is happily reporting only what THEY are lying out loud!

I’ve about had it with low info voters and high info partisan hacks. Attacking Fox News, Tea Parties, Conservatives, Talk Radio hosts and just about anyone who simply disagrees with them has to have SOME fallout surely? I can’t believe it won’t. Please say that there will be hell to pay in the long run?

Even as we watch the roll out of Ocare falling on it’s face, they’re trying to make a silk purse out of a swine’s behind! And I believe they’re speaking from the same place!

 
Comment by Ignore_My_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-03 11:33:29

Unfortunately, this is only the beginning Trish. It will only get worse.

Majority of people still have no idea what ObamaCare is, or that it is even mandatory. And, they believe the sky is falling.

 
Comment by Ignore_My_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2013-10-03 11:57:11

From Ace’s website:

ObamaCare vs. Affordable Care Act

A recent CNBC poll found more Americans oppose ObamaCare than oppose the Affordable Care Act. But more Americans support ObamaCare than the Affordable Care Act.

Well I hate both but perhaps ObamaCare a tad more than the ACA. :-)

A Harris Poll for the American Bar Association in 2005 found that 22% of respondents thought the three branches of government were “Republican, Democrat and Independent.” Two-thirds of Americans couldn’t name a single sitting Supreme Court justice in 2003, and fewer than 1% could name all nine. In 1987, about half of Americans thought Karl Marx’s dictum “from each according to his ability to each according to his needs” was in the U.S. Constitution. In 1964, only 38% of the American people were certain the Soviet Union wasn’t in NATO.

And the good and bad news is that the LIVs aren’t even in this fight yet.

But public ignorance is a problem for Democrats, as well. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll last week, a whopping 64% of Americans didn’t know that ObamaCare goes into effect Tuesday. This is despite huge news coverage and massive efforts to educate the public. If people don’t sign up for the program – and soon – it will fall apart.

 

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