Morning Maddow: The Economy's Pretty Good, So Let's Shut Down The Government
Hey, look! Turns out the economy's doing pretty well, what with yet another good jobs report and some pretty nice economic growth charts for Democratic presidents -- even that Obama fellow, except of course for that unpleasantness in 2009 that started under some other guy:
2014 has seen more jobs created than in any year since 1999, which seems like a pretty compelling reason to fire all the Democrats in Congress last month. But despite their electoral gain, Republicans seem pretty confused about what to do next -- so as they are traditionally required to, they are going to war with each other.
Which is why, with things going fairly well in the economy, a lot of Republicans say it's now time to shut down the government over immigration, because Obama must be stopped from ruining the country. And to prove their displeasure with John Boehner for not impeaching the president or at least screaming at him more manfully, wingnuts led by Erick Erickson are trying to make a big show of sending Boehner some balls, haw haw haw.
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