We are heading into the second week of the “partial” government shutdown and I think we should change the name , it should be the “selective, special -interest government shutdown”, after all even the Republicans proposed and passed all kinds of changes to the shutdown, military, veterans, defense workers, federal workers are now guaranteed back pay, etc… which is all fine by me but don’t stand on principle declaring that you will never bend . But worse, the American people are now confused over why? First it was to “defund ” Obamacare, then the Republicans said well how about postponing the individual mandate for a year, then it was to get rid of the exemptions. Now Speaker John Boehner says today “we just want the President to talk with us” and is declaring that as Oct 17th approaches they are not budging till the President talks to them about our national debt crisis. So, does that mean the Obamacare demands are gone and now they want to discuss debt issues before voting for a “clean CR” ? As I said last week this is not going to end well for Republicans, standing on principle I am all for, but this is a moving message and the American people are trying to catch up to what the plan is? When you want to rally the hearts of the American people you better state the objective, make it clear , make it simple and then attach the bayonets for battle.