On December 15th, Rep. Rodney Davis spoke in front of the White House about the government shutdown. In his brief comments, Rep. Davis wrung his hands over (what he felt) was the Democrat’s unwillingness to compromise or come to an agreement with Republicans in order to end the stalemate. More recently he regurgitated the same talking points on the morning news networks.
Rep. Davis knows these talking points sound good and they poll well. He knows that to the unobservant/gullible he’ll come off sounding like a reasonable guy. Rep. Davis also knows that he’s completely and utterly full of shit. Strip away the self-righteous moral preening and you’re left with an argument (and a representative) that is needlessly exacerbating the pain 800,000 federal workers who are currently out of work or working without pay are feeling.
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