Mr. Boehnor is, according to many sources, the only person preventing a vote on the shut down. He states adamantly that no republican will support ending the shut down, but if this is so, why does he not permit a vote so Americans can see who is being heroic, as Mephistopheles suggests above.Is it because if he is right voters will know who voted to keep the shutdown in place, and then start looking for someone to replace that person in 2014? Or is it because he doesn’t want the shutdown to end until he gets another 90% of what he wants like he did in 2010? Whatever the case, Mr. Boehnor is the only one preventing the vote and while this makes him a hero to some, it clearly identifies him as an obstructionist and perhaps, even a coward. Because, what I really think he fears, is many more than 17 Republicans are moderate enough to vote to end the shutdown. And if that happen, his legacy will be cemented as the worst Speaker in US history. We need heroes. There are few clearly visible in Washington DC or State Gov’ts in our nation.Respectfully,C.
Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein