The Background: Speaking in the Senate, Harry Reid claimed Republicans had shut down the government and were liking it.
My friend, the Republican leader, spoke as if George Orwell wrote his speech. This is 1984, where up is down, down is up, East is West. Mr. President, all one needs to do is look at the press. We have a situation where we have a good day with the anarchists. Why? Because the government is closed. Speaker Boehner and his band of tea party radicals have done the unthinkable — they’ve shut down the federal government. Now, for us that’s hard to comprehend as being good. For them, they like it.