Unlike 2000 when the Republicans had a Stooge President installed via the decree of five SC Justices, this Coup involves the Party attempting to enact the Austerity Budget which serves the interests of the Wealthy Elite while pandering to the bigoted Right-Wing base of conservative dupes.
As with the Sequestration, the Republican Plan is to defund elements of the Government which they do not like or which aid those whom they do not represent (children, women, the poor, the Working Class) while selectively transferring Hundreds of Billions of dollars into the hands of the Super Rich.
But, unlike Sequestration the Democratic Party has not agreed to the Republicans duplicitous maneuvers of funding a select few slivers of the Government.
Additionally, the Shutdown has a chance of running into the Debt Ceiling and becoming a bigger problem. Or does it?
"Most budget agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases. We think that's the forcing mechanism, just like the Budget Control Act that President Obama signed before." Representative P90X Ryan.
As Ryan's admission and other revelations have shown us, it appears the Republican Party had no intention of dealing fairly with the President, the Democratic Party or the American People. Nor has the Modern GOP ever had any intention of working for the American people.
What they have planned ever since losing the 2012 Presidential Election and garnering 1.5 million fewer votes for the House of Representatives was to install the Ultra-Reactionary Budget of the 1% and bring the Nation to it's knees in order to install a Neo-Feudalist State.
Under a "President" Romney, America would have been broken under the Paul Ryan's Work You to Death Budget, but having failed to win an election (despite Voter Suppression efforts in several swing states) Republicans are attempting a Coup. Election results be damned.
The Government Shutdown is a misnomer, many parts of the Government are still being funded, but parts of the Government that Republicans hate, the furloughed Government Workers who earn a decent wage and the EPA for instance, are feeling the crunch.
"You want my opinion? This is President Obama’s shutdown. He is responsible for shutting this thing down. No, I don’t think they should get their back pay, frankly, I really don’t. I’m sick and tired of a massive, bloated federal bureaucracy living on our backs, and taking money out of us, a lot more money than most of us earn in the private sector, then getting a furlough, and then getting their money back at the end of it. Sorry, I’m not for that. I want to punish these people. - Stuart Varney, Faux News resident Upper Class Tory Twit.
"These People" whom Varney wants to punish are middle class Americans who work as Park Rangers being subjected to the scorn of the flabby, pasty chicken hawk Randy Neugebauer or as the Capitol Police potentially risking their lives to protect the very Republicans who have them working without pay.
They aren't K Street lobbyists, they aren't Hedge Fund Vultures and that's the point. They aren't Rich. Actions speak louder than words so we didn't need Varney's verbal confirmation that a Republican Government is out to harm 99% of Americans, while blaming President Obama, and reduce us to Wage Slavery but there it is...
The Democratic Republic is about to go under. We have an Income Inequality and Wealth Gap heretofore unseen in American History.
And we have 300 Republican Fanatics who have undertaken a Crusade to purge Washington DC of all the Progressive gains of the 20th century and return us to their Idyllic Era of the Glided Age when Unrestrained Vulture Capitalism and Corporate Juggernauts roamed the Lands as Colossus, crushing all beneath their Iron Heel and greasing their gears with the blood of thousands.