As expected media coverage today on the limited Obama government shutdown runs the gamut from shrill to hysterical. From Obama’s slobbering minions at the Washington Post comes suggestions on how to punish Congress.
So how do we give our representatives what they deserve?
“No pay and must enroll in Obamacare,” urged an investment banker.
One longtime friend, a French teacher, offered her Francophile solution: “Off with their heads.” Mais oui.
On the street, working Washingtonians were no less brutal.
“Line ’em up and shoot ’em. I consider what they’re doing treason,” said a D.C. retiree who runs a T-shirt stand near a Capitol Hill Metro stop.
“Or make ’em spend a night in D.C. Jail,” said his partner.
At the kind of Capitol Hill bar with dark windows and a 3 p.m. drinking crowd, the TV was tuned to “Shutdown 2013” coverage.
“They’re acting like toddlers, and we should treat them like toddlers,” said Mr. Gin and Tonic. “We need to put them in a big playpen and give them a huge timeout.”
At Le Bon Cafe, where plenty of lawmakers get their cappuccinos every morning, the 24-year-old manager said that Americans should flood the streets in protest.
“If I don’t show up for work, I’d get fired,” he said. “We need to fire all of them.”
So the Washington Post is now in the business of advocating violence against elected representatives. Swell.
In case that one goes down the memory hole, here’s the screengrab.