Remember reading the stories about the terrible people in the Tea Party who shut down government for 16 days holding it hostage demanding ObamaCare be delayed by a year?
Democrats were blasting them day after day claiming that the shut down which required additional man power to prevent people from walking in open air memorials and parts and additional computer people to code shut down pages in place of pages that had been up and running for months if not years prior was costing us $300 Million a day (FYI, the federal government costs us $3.81 Billion a day).
Obama claimed he would not negotiate the delay of ObamaCare by a year and his press secretary stated "Any member of the Republican Party who votes for this bill [asking for a 1 year delay] is voting for a shutdown".
Asking for a delay was extremist talk.
Here we are now just a little more then a week after the shut down ended and those extremist Republicans who dared ask for a delay in the roll out of the individual mandate have been beaten back under the rocks they crawled out from. Then comes this...
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is up for re-election in 2014, wrote to Obama on Tuesday and asked him to delay the enrollment deadline for the individual mandate. “Given the existing problems with the website, I urge you to consider extending open enrollment beyond the current end date of March 31, 2014,” Shaheen wrote to the president. "Allowing extra time for consumers is critically important so they have the opportunity to become familiar with the website, survey their options and enroll.”
On Wednesday, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), who is facing a tough challenge in his 2014 re-election against Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), came out in support of Shaheen’s call for a delay of the individual mandate’s enrollment deadline. Pryor had previously been on record as supportive of the mandate as is.
Now, according to CNN’s Bash, the Democratic Party is coordinating an effort to support a delay in the individual mandate.
So now that it's Shaheen's idea its ok to delay the roll out for a year?
This is the same woman who just a month ago called the Republican's tactic "obstructionism" because they dared ask for a year's delay.
Watch closely folks as over the next few weeks the same groups who blasted Republicans suddenly start saying this is the right thing to do now the Democrats suggested it.