It’s the smartest play for Obama. Let the government shut down. Let the #oldmedia cry out and simmer the bouillabaisse of voter sentiment. Explain how the GOP is being unreasonable. Let the media run with the talking points and then see where we are.
It’s a dangerous game but one which worked effectively for Bill Clinton 20 years ago. (Holy moly that was 20 years ago.)
(From Big Government.com)
Intentionally or not, Monday on Morning Joe, Time’s Mark Halperin revealed to the world how the American media’s pro-Obama bias will in part be to blame for any coming government shutdown. When asked if President Obama had an incentive to negotiate with the GOP, Halperin explained that, “The White House does not have much incentive. They think the trends are going to go in their direction at the end of the week, or early next week at the latest; because again, the press is largely sympathetic to their arguments on this.”