Right this minute, kids are being denied cancer treatment, nutrition assistance for women, infants and children is being lost, local food banks are endangered, domestic violence shelters are at risk of closure and kids are being kicked out of Head Start.
And Rep. Rob Bishop is having a sad day because there are barriers up at monuments in D.C. ("Bishop to feds: 'Remove the barriers'") Are you serious? Rob, this is your shutdown. This is what your party voted for. Michele Bachmann said "the shutdown is exactly what we wanted".
The Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress in 2007, had serious political differences with President Bush, and yet passed a clean debt limit increase. Are House Republicans suffering an epidemic of Late-Onset-Maturity?