Government Shut-Down Fever! Catch It!

Newt Gingrich and other Republicans are once again talking about shutting down the government over the debt ceiling. You know, because it worked so well in the 1990s when it basically destroyed Gingrich's speakership and significantly boosted President Clinton's popularity.

Here's Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) -- naturally from Crazy Arizona.

"I was here during the government shutdown in 1995. It was a divided government. We had a Democrat [sic] President of the United States. We had a Republican Congress. And I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise."

And Gingrich:

“I helped close the government twice. It actually worked,” said Gingrich.

That's some serious revisionist history right there -- not surprising coming from a serial liar and an author of actual revisionist history books.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    The Republicans way of making friends and influencing people? Punch ‘em in the face and keep doing so ’till they say “Thank you sir, may I have another?” Then, punch ‘em again and repeat.

    Keep it up Republicans, you’re well on your way to becoming an extinct party faster than you know.

  • Draxiar

    Republicans are so fucking predictable.

    One of these days I hope President Obama, like Clevon Little, looks into the camera and says, “Oh baby…you are so talented…and they are so DUMB!”

  • M312

    You’d think being a lying, history challenged, would-be moon colonist cretin would keep you off once revered television shows like MTP. Nope. Damn liberal media.