October 02, 2013


Republicans Dig In Deeper

First Read: "But once you dig in, it becomes harder and harder to get yourself out of the hole. In other words, we THINK we know how this is going to end -- with Republicans, due to all the political pressure they're receiving, mostly capitulating on their demands to link government operations to the president's health-care law -- but it's going to get worse before it gets better. Why? Because Republicans don't know how to get out of the hole right now. They can't surrender without getting something for this shutdown, right?"

Meanwhile, Reid Wilson surveys the editorial pages and finds the "overwhelming number of editorial boards came to the same conclusion: That Republicans -- specifically the tea party caucus -- are to blame" for the government shutdown.

The Week: How the government shutdown is tearing apart the Republican party.










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