Who do you think is responsible for the government shutdown?

Harry Reid and his Senate hound-dogs are trying to blame the government shutdown on republican congressmen, while voting against 4 separate funding measures over the last 24 hours.

Who is really to blame? Tell us below:

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  • Barton Woolf

    What about the Senate? They need to be held responsible as well as congress and the potus, vpotus, and anyone else that has had a part in creating this mess we are in. We are no longer looking like a United States Goverment. We are starting to and dangerously close to becoming a Brittish Government; The House of Commons and the House of Lords with the whitehouse being the monarchy and dictatorship that our origional colonists left behind when they came and founded our country on what we have called the Declaration of Independance and the Constitution. It was supposed to be a gaurantee for all to be protected from those that are enemies of our Costitution both foreign and domestic. We are about to lose all of those gaurantees (rights) if this country of True Americans do not practice their right at the upcoming election. It won’t get rid of all the problem but it will be a start and just maybe, we will be the eliment that starts to stop this avalanche of destruction we are finding ourselves in. God, Please bless America and help us repair this mess. Send us men like our founding fathers, who were good men of faith, that thought of the people first and not themselves to assist in changing us back to the Great country, the United States of America. This is my wish for us all. I did this as a wish and not a prayer. That has been taken away from us. Signed, A very unhappy and discouraged american.

  • edward siegel

    tax the ultra rich before they send there money overseas…………

    • Ken

      Edward Siegel, don’t you think you should work on your spelling before making public comments. It’s “their”, not “there”.

      • https://www.facebook.com/ssdehn Sandy Leger Dehn

        Come on now, not every one can spell, I can think of a whole lot of things to worry about, other than someones spelling. Nag Nag Nag

  • Don Shaww

    Get this garbage off my computer!

  • Pat

    OH, I ALMOST FORGOT. I AM WONDERING IF NANCY PELOSI HAS ALZHEIMERS DISEASE. ANYONE ELSE NOTICE THAT BITCH SEEMS TO HAVE TROUBLE FORMULATING HER SENTENCES ?

  • Pat

    FUNNY !! I HAD A WHOLE STATEMENT TYPED AND IT JUST DISAPPEARED!! OBAMA AND DEMS ARE!! GOP TRIED 4 TIMES . iAND THE SENATE SHOT THEM DOWN, ALL BECAUSE OF THE OBAMACARE ATTACHMENTS. OBAMACARE THE BIGGEST JOKE I HAVE EVER HEARD. WHAT CONCERNS ME AS MUCH IS NOW BECAUSE OF THE SHUT DOWN WE DON”T HAVE THE MONEY TO BURY OUR BRAVE WAR HEROES!!!! OBAMA WILL SURELY GO TO HELL FOR THAT ONE!! IMPEACH HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW TODAYS IMMIGRATION PROTEST AGAINST THE GOP. OUR NATIONAL PARKS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CLOSED TO AMERICANS BUT THE DAMN ILLEGAL MEXICANS CAN HOLD THEIR PROTESTS AT THE NATIONAL MALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT ABOUT!!! NANCY PELOSI ATTENDED! I WILL CLOSE WITH WISHING THE TRUCKERS GOOD LUCK THIS WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON. GO GIT EM BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • marie boccia

    I blame obama for everything that has been going on in the past 5 years! Think what the world was like bfore he came onto the scene? Do you remember a world without chaos in every corner of the world? Obama was infraudulantly put in to take down this country! None of the republicans did anything to fight against all the fraud in the last election! I am no longer a republican! You people have forgotten who and what you stood for! Get some testicular fortitude and stand with the tea party or help obama tear this country apart

  • marie boccia

    I blame obama for everything that has been going on in the past 5 years! Think what the world was like bfore he came onto the scene? Do you remember a world without chaos in every corner of the world? Obama was fraudulantly put

  • http://cdcv.tripod.com/obamadeceit John Doe

    Definitely, OBAMA and the DEMS are responsible for the government shutdown. And Harry REID is WRONG. The HOUSE does have the RIGHT to fund and defund. It is their JOB per the CONSTITUTION.

    Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Dimbocrat Senate are to blame and no one, else except the brainless lice who voted for them! But they spout the Big Lie (“If you tell a lie, make it big enough, repeat it often enough. eventually the majority of people will believe you”-A.H.) that it is the Republicans who refuse to compromise and have shut down the government, which is blatantly false to anyone more intelligent than a cabbage! And yet, it seems that the majority of people do believe it. The level of stupidity in this country is absolutely unbelievable! I swear, a flatworm or a tapeworm has more brains than the majority of American voters! Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Dimbocrat Senate should all die of AIDS, Ebola, the Bubonic Plague, and leprosy and burn in hell for a centillion millennia!

    Obama is responsible for the shutdown. And yet he will spend millions on his trip to Asia. Why is this an “essential function” during a government shutdown? Neither he nor Congress should be getting paid at this time. My opinion is to stop all benefits for Obama and Congress until the shutdown is over. I want the House to stand firm and the Senate and Obama to negoiate for what is right for the people and what the people really want. We do not want Obamacare. Perhaps if “we the people” join with the truckers and march on DC carring impeach Obama signs we can get Congress to begin the impeachment process. Only problem is most of us are working to support the “takers” and they would not march against him because they want to continue to received their free stuff, We must find a way to fire Obama and all his Muslim appointees. We must “take back America.”

    I agree with you. WE THE PEOPLE do NOT want obamascare. I don’t know how a country that is a free country, can force the citizens to do things. We don’t have insurance because we can’t afford it, but Obama doesn’t care he will have the government fine those of us who already have no way of paying for health care. How is this even legal? Tell me Obama what am I supposed to go without to pay for insurance? A place to live? Food? Well it would have to be one of those and it will not be the first one. Obama can go to hell and take his obamascare with him.

    Obama is to Blame! Right from the beginning he said he would not negotiate!! He and Reid are stubborn Democrats at least the Republicans tried. The Republicans are speaking for the PEOPLE as a DEMOCRACY would work. Not a DICTATORSHIP – Obama! He should be impeached!

    OBAMA is to Blame for the Shutdown! He would not negotiate one bit – right from the beginning and the Senate Democrats followed!! Idiots! The PEOPLE do not want ObamaCare or whatever this Socialized Medicine is called!! I thought this Government was a Democracy – not a Dictatorship!

    I’ve had enough about all this arguing between Congress and our
    do-nothing-and-blame-everyone-else jerk-off “president.” He has made the United States a laughing stock in the world. He has been disrespectful to our Allies and thumbed up his nose at our Constitution Which he took an oath to respect and uphold. He should be impeached and removed from office and so should his cronies.

    I’m so sick of Obama and Reid pouting like babies. We have jokes running our country. If my kids would have acted like that their bottom would still be hot. We need to step up and impeach Obama and his thugs from DC. Look at the trash they are teaching young Americans, without one thought about what’s best for Americans but only how they can destroy America. It’s no wonder Americans are leaving our country. America is now a joke worldwide thanks to Obama’s bumbling stupidity. I love my country but now I’m really done with the games played by dems in DC. Worse than kindergarten, closing everything that America cares about, playing baby games by him refusing to talk to their own Americans in office. To me that is a call for impeachment.

    Only the Democrat side of the Senate won’t discuss.

    Obama said he would not negotiate, yet he blames the Republicans! He acts like a spoiled brat, then blames someone else for him not getting his way. If it takes all to tango, where are the Democrats?

    Obama and Harry Reid are unprofessional with no morality to sit down and negotiate. They are dictators. They don ‘t care what the people say who put them in that position. If this obamascare is good to the people, why they exempt themselves?

    Kenyan-not-Hawaiian-born PSEUDO-“president” Obama is the most at fault for failing to meet and talk in good faith with Republicans. He and the majority of democrats will not even discuss perfectly valid concerns. Obamascare is a 2,700 page document passed without ever being read by those that voted for it. I wonder how many still have not read it. Did the President even read it? I doubt it. He would have missed too many vacations and golf games.

    Now I will address some other issues that no one else seems to be paying attention to and I think the Republicans need to add some of them to their talking points. Here goes:

    Obama and the democrats are going to blame the Republicans for the shutdown. It does not matter that they were presented a bill to fund the government that they voted down and, in effect, allowing the shutdown to happen. The Republicans are going to get the most heat for this simply because the democrats are better liars and better spin doctors of blame. At this point the Republicans need to stand their ground for as long as it takes. If they do not they will have all the political damage with nothing to show for it. In fact by giving in the damage will be worse as they will have shown themselves as weak. Also they will be considered the same as the democrats and will be voted out.

    There’s more. All the insurance companies with overseas call centers are going to need to expand them and they won’t be doing that expansion here in America! A large portion of their profits from new subscribers will be used to create jobs in other countries. Another sad way to look at Obamascare is that it is probably the single largest global job creation program this decade – but not for America and Americans. Remember during the bailouts when everyone was worried America was going to help bailout Europe? They were bailed out. Some of that money found its way to Europe, but we thought that was done and over. It’s not. Obamascare is one massive long term bailout program for Europe and Asia. This is why everyone should be against Obamascare. It must be defunded; it must be repealed and replaced with one that ensures by law that no American tax dollars collected for Obamascare can go to any foreign company. No foreign owned insurance companies should be allowed to participate. All American insurance companies that choose to participate must be required to use only American staffed call centers and they should further be prohibited from sponsoring any H1B Visas to bring in any foreign workers. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I do not want any of my tax dollars to pay any part of anyone’s salary in another country.

    Obama is the blame for the shutdown. He should have and is supposed to sit down with Congress and negotiate with the House. No, he rather go see his friends,the Iranians, or other enemies. Why can’t the people of America see what this guy is doing to our country? He has done nothing for this country since day one. He has spent money on himself and family on way too many vacations — money from the taxpayers. He has done nothing for the economy, jobs, or anything for the people. He has ruined the best healthcare system in the world. He is trying to take our guns. We the people don’t want his socialistic ways. That’s what this guy is all about. He has all his socialistic friends in place in Eric Holder, a disaster, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the liberals on the Supreme Court. He also must be paying off the liberal press because those cowards don’t say anything about this very bad foreign-born imposter president. He needs to be impeached ASAP for violating the Constitution. Eric Holder should be fired or indicted. Lois Lerner should be in front of Congress. Harry Reid should be tarred and feathered for lying to the American people. People of America, we are under hostage to these fake politicians in Congress and in the White House. We must fight back and get these people out of Congress and the White House. The liberal media will not do their job, so we the people will have to expose this socialist in the White House. Obama thinks he is a king and can run our country the way he wants. He has violated the Constitution many times and should be impeached. We all know why Congress has not done anything, but the people are suffering because of this fake “president,” and Congress has to do something and the liberal media needs to expose this dictator for what he is.

    Wake up America! Quit hiding your head in the sand! We cannot afford these clowns! The country is already bankrupt. If any of us did our finances the way these clowns do, we would be in prison. SO WHY AREN’T THEY? This is one thoroughly disgusted U.S. Army vet and patriotic American.

    Obama and Reid are the very reason for the shutdown.

    As a typical American, born in this country and not in Kenya and not pretending to have been born in Hawaii, and speaking for an overwhelming majority of American citizens who are not Kenyan-born foreigners nor anti-Israeli traitors nor anti-Biblical-morality subversives, this commentator would like to take this opportunity to remind particularly patsy-wimp democrats who are holding the country hostage because of imposing Non-Affordable Obamascare, that the piecemeal funding plans and efforts of House Republicans for the sake of nationwide voting constituents and their services is FAR more important than the pouting and bloviating of constipated-immentality bullyboy-and-bullygirl brats such as Barack Hussein Obama with his slick but condemnatory/accusatory rhetoric, sullen-faced Harry Reid, terror-and-hate-filled demon-eyes Nancy Pelosi, arm-twister Chuck Schumer, pompous-pig reviler Dick Durbin, backwards-minded Chris Van Hollen, puppet-yuppie Jay Carney, along with network-media panderers — all of whom are not immune against surprising and retaliatory Acts of God, who seriously need to “get with the program” and quit trying to vainly tinker with the health-care needs and plans of hurting Americans.

    “The Department of Commerce is closed due to the lapse in FY14 appropriations. This mailbox will not be monitored until an appropriations bill has passed and operations are resumed. We sincerely regret this inconvenience.”

    Thanks a lot, Barack/Barry/Barack HUSSEIN Obama/Soetoro/Obama and all your anti-American Obomanites!

    • http://tessie1938@gmail.com Sheila

      Joe Doe: You couldn’t have said this better. I agreed 100 percent with you..

  • http://80536 Pam

    Definitely, OBAMA and the DEMS are responsible for the government shutdown. And Harry REID is WRONG. The HOUSE does have the RIGHT to fund and defund. It is their JOB per the CONSTITUTION.

  • dwood

    Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Dimbocrat Senate are to blame and no one, else except the brainless lice who voted for them! But they spout the Big Lie (“If you tell a lie, make it big enough, repeat it often enough. eventually the majority of people will believe you”-A.H.) that it is the Republicans who refuse to compromise and have shut down the government, which is blatantly false to anyone more intelligent than a cabbage! And yet, it seems that the majority of people do believe it. The level of stupidity in this country is absolutely unbelievable! I swear, a flatworm or a tapeworm has more brains than the majority of American voters!
    Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Dimbocrat Senate should all die of AIDS, Ebola, the Bubonic Plague, and leprosy and burn in hell for a centillion millennia!

  • Velma Saccone

    Obama is responsible for the shutdown. And yet he will spend millions on his trip to Asia. Why is this an “essential function” during a government shutdown? Neither he nor Congress should be getting paid at this time. My opinion is to stop all benefits for Obama and Congress until the shutdown is over.
    I want the House to stand firm and the Senate and Obama to
    negoiate for what is right for the people and what the people really want. We do not want Obamacare.

    Perhaps if “we the people” join with the truckers and march on DC carring impeach Obama signs we can get Congress to begin the impeachment process. Only problem is most of us are working to support the “takers” and they would not march against him because they want to continue to received their free stuff, We must find a way to fire Obama and all his Muslim appointees. We must “take back America.”.

    • tb

      I agree with you. WE THE PEOPLE do NOT want obamacare. I don’t know how a country that is a free country, can force the citizens to do things. We don’t have insurance because we can’t afford it, but obama doesn’t care he will have the government fine those of us who already have no way of paying for health care. How is this even legal? Tell me obama what am i supposed to go without to pay for insurance? A place to live? Food? Well it would have to be one of those and it will not be the first one. obama can go to hell and take his obamacare with him.

  • Diane

    Obama is to Blame!! Right from the beginning he said he would not negotiate!! He and Reid are stubborn Democrats at least the Republicans tried. The Republicans are speaking for the PEOPLE as a DEMOCRACY would work. Not a DICTATORSHIP – Obama!! He should be Impeached!!

  • Diane

    OBAMA is to Blame for the Shutdown!! He would not negotiate one bit – right from the beginning and the Senate Democrats followed!! Idiots!! The PEOPLE do not want ObamaCare or whatever this Socialized Medicine is called!! I thought this Government was a Democracy – not a Dictatorship!!

  • Charlie

    I’ve had enough about all this arguing between Congress and our do nothing and blAME EVERYONE ELSE JERKOF APRESIDENT. hE HAS MADE THE uNITED sTATES A LAUGHING STOCK IN THE WORLD. He has been disrespectful to our Allies and thumbed up his nose at our Constitution Which he took an oath to respect and uphold.
    Heshould be Impeached and removed from office . and so should his cronies.

  • http://facebook carol

    i’m so sick of obama and read screaming like babys i want blame the reps.baby shit grow up act like adults we have jokes running our country if my kids would have acted like that there botton would still be hot we need too step up and impeach obama and all his thuggs from dc look what there are teaching young americans trash is all they are not one thought about whats best for americans just how can they destroy america its no wonder americans are leaving our country america is now a joke world wide thanks to obama bumbling stupidie i love my country but now i’m really over the games played by dems. in dc worse then kindergarden closeing everthing that america care about baby games never has an american prez.refused to talk to there own americans in office to me that is a call for impeachment our great country is getting more muslim daily why are we alowing a muslim too run america obama even says hes a muslims we the people are under throught if we say anything about his muslims but they are aloud to kill americans shamefull how americans are treated like trash in our own country lose that muslim not

  • J Burns

    Both the republicans and the democrats and the president – it takes all to tango – mostly the senate for not wanting to discuss…

    • Kim Goodwin

      Only the Democrat side of the Senate won’t discuss

    • ME White

      J Burns–Obama–he said he would not negotiate, yet he blames the Republicans!! He acts like a spoiled brat, then blames someone else for NOT GETTING HIS WAY!! If it takes all to tango, where are the Democrats?? And the Republicans??? None of them listen to the people who elected them and the ones who do listen are too few and far between!!

  • Elsie

    Obama and Harry Reid they are unprofessional no moral they don ‘t sit down to negotiate. They are dictator they don ‘t care what people say who put them in that position. If this obamacare is good to the people why they exempt themselves. They should be the first one to sign up not to exempt themselves.

  • Craig

    The president is the most at fault for failing to meet and talk in good faith with republicans. He and the majority of democrats will not even discuss perfectly valid concerns. It’s a 2.1 million 2,700 page document passed without ever being read by. It wasn’t even written by those that voted for it. I wonder how many still have not read it. Did the President even read it? I doubt it. He would have missed to many vacations and golf games. Now I will address some other issues with this ACA that no one else seems to be paying attention to and I think the Republicans need to add some of them to there talking points. Here goes.

    Obama and the democrats are going to blame the republicans for the shutdown. It does not matter that they were presented a bill to fund the government that they voted down in effect allowing the shutdown to happen. The republicans are going to get the most heat for this simply because the democrats are better liars and better spin doctors of blame. At this point the republicans need to stand their ground for as long as it takes. If they do not they will have all the political damage with nothing to show for it. In fact by giving in the damage will be worse as they will have shown themselves as weak. Also they will be considered the same as the democrats and will be voted out.

    A couple of other interesting things that are being ignored with obamacare that is all the more reason it needs to be tossed completely and replaced are as follows.

    Government does not produce anything. It does not add to GDP, but rather it takes from one part of the economy and redistributes it elsewhere. Private sector jobs add to GDP, especially in manufacturing. All the government workers that are and will be hired to run obamacare add nothing to the economy. They are non productive jobs in that they don’t produce anything that can be used or marketed. The salaries they are paid comes from taxes. Those taxes come from all of us with a paycheck. In short when we are taxed $1 and that $1 ends up in a government workers paycheck it does not help the economy. Whether they spend it or we spend it, it’s still the same dollar so it’s a wash. It just took longer to actually be spent by someone and that slows the economy.

    Now here comes the part no one is being told and this should piss off everyone including obamacare supporters. There are several foreign companies that are contracted to perform services under obamacare. Think about that for a minute. It’s bad enough that adding more government employees is a drag on the economy, but at least that $1 they take from us to pay the government worker stays in our economy. Not so with those foreign companies. Some in India and at least one in the UK. That is a $1 and there will be millions if not billions of those dollars being ripped from our economy and redistributed to other Countries and jobs are being and will continue to be created in those foreign Countries with our tax dollars. Those are private sector jobs that could and should be created here.

    It gets better. All the insurance companies with overseas call centers are going to need to expand them and they won’t be doing that expansion here in America! That’s right. A large portion of their new found profits from new subscribers will be used to create jobs in other countries. Another sad way to look at obamacare is that it is probably the single largest global job creation program this decade, but just not for America and Americans. Remember during the bailouts when everyone was worried America was going to help bailout Europe? We did. Some of that money found its way to Europe, but we thought that was done and over. It’s not. Obamacare is one massive long term bailout program for Europe and Asia. This is why everyone should be against obamacare.

    It must be defunded; it must be repealed and replaced with one that ensures by law that no American tax dollars collected for obamacare can go to any foreign company. No foreign owned Insurance companies should be allowed to participate. All American Insurance companies that choose to participate must be required to use only American staffed call centers and they should further be prohibited from sponsoring any H1B Visas to bring in any foreign workers. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I do not want any of my tax dollars to pay any part of anyone’s salary in another Country.

  • http://AmericanLiberty Bernie

    Obama is the blame for the shutdown.He should have and is suppose to sit down with Congress to negotiate with the House.No he rather go see his friends,the Iranians,or other enemies.Why cant the people of America see what this guy is doing to our country.He has done nothing for this country since day one.He has spent money on himself and family on way too many vacations money from the taxpayer’s.He has done nothing for the economy,jobs,or anything for the people. He has ruin the best Healthcare system in the world.He is trying to take our guns.We the people don’t want his Socialistic ways.That’s what this guy is all about. He has all his socialistic friends in place in Gov.Eric Holder, a disaster, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and the Liberals on the Supreme Court.He also must be paying off the Liberal Press because these cowards don’t say nothing about this very bad President.He needs to be impeached ASAP.for violating the Constitution.Eric Holder should be fired or indicted.Lois Lerner should be in front of Congress. Harry Reid should be Tarred and Feathered for lying to the American People.People of America, we are under hostage to these fake politicians in Congress and in the Whitehouse.We must fight back and get these people out of Congress and the Whitehouse.The Liberal media will not do there job, so we the people will have to expose this Socialist in the Whitehouse.Obama thinks he is a king and can run our country the way he wants.He has violated the Constitution many times and should be impeached.We all know why Congress has done anything,,but the people are suffering because of this President, and Congress has to do something and the liberal media needs to expose this dictator for what he is.

    • Daniel Olsen

      WELL SAID !!! Wake up America quit hiding your head in the sand we can not afford these clowns the country is already bankrupt. If any of us did our finances the way these clowns do we would be in prison. SO WHY AREN”T THEY!!!… This is one thoroughly disgusted U.S. Army vet and patriotic American.

  • Joan Martin

    Democrats, Specifically Harry Reid and Obammy! They will not compromise. They need to do what all Americans are forced to do. No subsidies for them. They make more money than most Americans and we don’t get help to pay for Obammycare!!!

    • http://AmericanLibertyPac Steve McCasland

      Obama and reid are the very reason for the shutdown.Qne none american and one old fart.

      • Victoria

        All of the above opinions are so right on!
        IMPEACH BO — BARACH HUSSEIN OBAMA! HOW DARE HE DESIGNATE NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL MUSLIM MONTH! DID CONGRESS APPROVE HIS MOVE ON THIS?? AND, HAS HE GIVEN ANY OTHER RELIGIONS AN OBSERVANT MONTH? HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS, WHEN HE WANTS ••• BASICALLY ACTING LIKE “ANYONE DARE CROSS ME OR ? ME!” PLUS, HE DEFENDS HIS ACTIONS WITH LIES — WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, SHOULD NOT TRUST HIM!!! SO WHY IS HE IN OFFICE!! IMPEACH “BO”!!
        AMERICAN PEOPLE ACT!