GOP Cheers Republican Government Shutdown, Americans Jeer

Well, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans did it. Today is day one of the Republican Government Shutdown.

While House Republican leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) went on FOX News this morning to cheer the GOP shutdown – polls show the American people feel differently:


American voters oppose 72 – 22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent points out in the Quinnipiac Poll:

55 percent of Americans blame the gridlock in Washington on Congressional Republicans determined to block any of the President’s initiatives – including 51 percent of independents and 63 percent of moderates.


68 percent of Americans say shutting down the federal government even for a few days is a bad thing for the country.

The American people understand. Why don’t House Republicans listen?

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