Krauthammer: Obama "Enjoys The Shutdown" But Is "Scared To Death About The Debt Ceiling"


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Of course it affects individuals, but it's the general economy that is not going to be affected by the shutdown, but it will profoundly affected the growth rate if you have a default. The president is the one who carries the burden and the blame for the overall economy which is why he enjoys the shutdown, politically. He enjoys it politically because it hurts the Republicans, and everything he has done is to play to it and show himself as the one who rides above these crazies on the other side. But he is scared to death about the debt ceiling, so that's the leverage that the Republicans have on this issue. It's not on the C.R. And that's why I think it's a tactical mistake.

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