House Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans passed another one week continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown as negotiations continue with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Obama has already said he would veto such and Reid will not even allow the measure to be voted on. The Democrats are gambling with the national interests that a government shutdown will benefit them in the 2012 elections. They think this will be a repeat of the 1995 shutdown. But they seem to forget that in 1996, the GOP held its majority in the House. Plus, the political landscape has changed dramatically since then, and will probably result in a huge defeat for Obama and Senate Democrats in 2012.

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The Democrats have been gearing up for several weeks now preparing a propaganda campaign to raise money and cast blame on Republicans and the Tea Party for a government shutdown. But unlike in 1995-96, the New Media will tell the tale for those seeking The Truth. People can access You-Tube video and watch Reid fumbled speeches on the Senate floor. Or Obama accusing the GOP of playing politics and being disingenuous about his own efforts to avert a shutdown. People can access the audiotape from a Senate Democrat conference call where Charles Schumer lays out the very strategy to attack the Tea Party. The Democrats are acting like they still live in a world where people got most of their news and information from ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Those days are long gone!

For those of you whom wish to get away from the madness, check out BoardingArea for news of special deals from Virgin Atlantic. But if you must dwell more on what a government shurdow may mean to you, then NetRightDaily tells you what will be closed and what won′t. Another fun piece of news is the Wisconsin State Supreme Court election this past Tuesday as The Lonely Conservative tells us that the Liberal challenger may have spoke too soon about declaring a victory. A similar staory on the tight election results is at Althouse.

For those seeking a global perspective, New Zeal writes about how the Socialists are trying to take over in Egypt. More about those crazy Islamists at Atlas Shrugs. How about a story on a university rating websites as unreliable from the folks at The Volokh Conspiracy? And finally we have a fun piece at Patterico′s Pontifications about how the AP tried to quietly revise a story they ran which made Obama look heartless on the subject of rising gasoline prices.

President Barack Obama heartless? Given that he and Harry Reid, along with the rest of the Senate Democrats are doing absolutely nothing to end the 2011 budget stalemate and hope to gain politically from a government shutdown, I would say the answer is YES! Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have made numerous attempts to resolve the budget impasse for the last 7 weeks or so. Only since Sunday has Obama become ′engaged′ on the matter. Even then, he still has time to run around the country now that his reelection campaign for the 2012 election has begun. Obama spent most of his first two years playing golf and taking vacations. Now he′ll spend the next two years running to keep his job. Nice work if you can find it!