There should be no question as to who’s pushing for a shutdown. Just in case there is, here’s tough guy Mike Pence (R-Ind) at the Teaparty rally of “dozens” last Thursday, saying “Shut it down!” if the Republican-Teaparty doesn’t get their way.
Republican reasoning all along has been “no compromise” because of the Teaparty. And if Democrats won’t agree to all the ideological riders in HR1, it’s the Dems fault if there’s a government shutdown. They must not realize everyone can see through that. It’s definitely your fault if your starting, middle, and ending position in a “negotiation” is “no compromise.“
UPDATED: Pence today:
Pence last week: If Dems don't cave, "shut 'er down." Pence today: "No one wants a government shutdown."—
(@daveweigel) April 07, 2011