I do agree that a shutdown will hurt Republicans, but not as much as many think, because, of course, BOTH SIDES will have done it.
Seems to me most new polling shows majorities oppose shutdown, but also wud split blame rather equally, if one were to occur.
— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) September 24, 2013
As I’ve said before, “both sides do it” is the American equivalent of the song of General Kim Jong-il.
No, it won’t be calamity for Republicans if shutdown happens, though at a certain point, the fact they’re losing to Terry McAuliffe by five points is a calamity.
Update. I like Enten and am not blaming him, I think he’s right that’s what the polls say.