When Democrats Shut Government Down, It's a Principled Revolt
Not at all like when shutdowns are blamed on Republicans.
In 2013, Obama shut down the government and the media blamed it on Republicans. That was terrorism.
Former Vice President Al Gore blamed Republicans for the impending government shutdown on Friday, which he called “despicable” and “political terrorism.”Today, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi want to shut down the government. And it's called a "revolt."
Gore also took a gratuitous shot at Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
“I think the only phrase that describes it is political terrorism,” Gore said at the Brookings Institute Center for Effective Public Management, where he was scheduled to speak about global warming. ”Nice global you got there. Be a shame if we had to destroy it. We have a list of demands. If you don’t meet them all by our deadline, we’ll blow up the global economy.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren led a liberal revolt Wednesday against an effort that she says weakens financial regulations, casting uncertainty over whether Congress would approve a yearlong bill to fund the government before lawmakers adjourn for the year.
A shutdown, though unlikely, remained a possibility, as funding for the government runs out Thursday.