From the latest New York Times story, then — a bit — do go read it all:
. . . .Mr. Cruz was calling on his colleagues to stonewall a measure they technically supported, reasoning that Senate Democrats would be successful in stripping the health care provision [Editor’s Note: one that tries to repeal the ACA of 2010] from the funding bill once the way was cleared to a Senate vote on the measure.
But other Republicans said they saw no reason to oppose opening debate on a measure they actually backed.
“We’d be hard-pressed to explain why we were opposed to a bill we’re in favor of,” said Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader.
Others warned of political repercussions if Senate Republicans, who hope to regain control of the Senate in next year’s elections, were seen as contributing to the government being shutdown. “Getting the majority in the Senate in 2014 is possible, and we don’t want to go down roads that make it harder,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who is up for re-election next year.
“Repealing Obamacare is a goal all Republicans share,” he added, “but the tactics of achieving that goal can have a backlash. . . .”
This theatre of the (Republican) absurd is going to cost all of them next election cycle. They have a lunatic running their asylum. He just compared Obama’s policies to Nazism. He is a lost soul.