The Republicans have once again proved an old political saw--if you do something foolish and people know it was you, they'll probably blame you for it. The something foolish was of course the government shutdown. The evidence is a Washington Post/ABC News poll
The Post story is headlined, "Poll finds major damage to GOP after shutdown." Two in three Republicans or independents who lean toward the GOP have a negarive view of the shutdown. Overall, eight in ten disapprove. Dissatisfaction with Congress went up--well, how could it not? Approval of Congress, the poll says, is now 12%.
Clearly, the Grand Old Party made a Grand Old Mistake here.