Obama and ReidIf you haven’t heard, Democrat President Barack Obama and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have shut down the government representing the other 329,999,998 Americans …

The shutdown has produced the mother-of-all-impasses in a staring contest which neither side appears ready or willing to break by blinking first …

For the GOP, however, there is worry that this will turn out like the mid-90s wherein Gingrich challenged Clinton and shut down the government for a few days …

The GOP is widely considered to have “lost” that battle and taken the blame. While history says differently, if for no other reason than Clinton signed Welfare Reform in its aftermath and the GOP won both House and Senate seats in the next election, some GOP elephants can’t forget that people said bad things about them for standing up for sound policy and principle …

Those same GOPachyderms are already thinking about capitulation lest the President stop dialing back his rhetoric and actually start saying strong things about them … These GOP leaders should remember we live in the U.S. of A and boldness in the face of tyranny is part of our DNA. The GOP is on the right side of this and the people are behind them. If they stand firm, it is my considered opinion that Dems will blink and they will win …

I believe this because, while the longer this goes on – surely the better things there will be to list, currently it’s just day 5 or so and we already have an interesting top 10 reasons the GOP is winning the government shutdown staring contest …

#10 – The Democrats are so desperate to show how evil the Republicans are that they have forgotten that Right Wing New and Social Media have the ability to drive narratives, too

#9 - Anytime you can get the #2 Democrat in the nation to publicly state he doesn’t care about kids with cancer you’ve done the nation a service …

#8 - Barack and Harry have threatened contracted Catholic military chaplains with arrest for the crime of celebrating Mass for Catholic soldiers during the shutdown …

#7 – The political Right is so committed to their cause and so convinced it is just they are already publicly declaring they will defy the government and pay the price … willingly and proudly …

#6 – Barack and Harry SO misunderestimated the nation’s response to their dithering that the Dems got snookered by a bunch of 80+ year old guys in wheelchairs who broke down the #Barrycades faster than they wrested Normandy from other famous tyrants

#5 – Despite having more than 3 years to prepare for their big launch, the government can’t even build a functioning website … both the website AND the government are shut down this weekend …

#4 -That broken website? Barack and Harry didn’t even use a US company … development was outsourced to Canada at a cost of $1.4B … presumably because they anticipated a shutdown and, unlike chaplains, they didn’t want to have to arrest American IT guys for working on governmenty things during a shutdown …

#3 – Barack and Harry shut down the government and the Dow, the S&P and the Nasdaq all post gains

#2 – The President compared his website’s abysmal failure to handle a few million hits after years of preparation to the private sector’s near flawless handling of high volume traffic for years … Because, you know, the public sector is so superior to the private sector that we must strive to replace the one with the other …

And, the number one reason the GOP will win if they hold fast to their stated principles …

#1 - The main example the administration and its media thralls have touted as a successful ACA enrollment has claimed he was on Obama’s payroll to post positive stuff about Obama on the internet and has not been quite as successful as he claimed in signing up for Obamacare …

To parody Ron Burgundy, “Stay strong, DC …”

Leave your favorite reason or reasons in comments … Looking forward to them …