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Hank Sheinkopf: Gov. Shutdown Would Be a No-win for GOP

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 07:52 PM

Republicans will take the blame for a government shutdown if one is triggered next year — even though President Barack Obama would be the real culprit, veteran Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf says.

"It's a no-win situation for the Republicans," Sheinkopf said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"I worked for [President Bill] Clinton when the Republicans did shut down the government. We won the battle. Whenever that happens, the public becomes the victim as opposed to an ancillary party."

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Sheinkopf, a Newsmax analyst and president of Sheinkopf Communications, said Obama's impending executive order to give amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants will not hurt him politically.

"What he's trying to do likely is to make the Senate look like fools and lunatics on the right, because if they do that, then the Democrats will be able to take back the Senate in '16," he said.

And if the GOP attempts to halt Obama's plans by threatening to yank funding from government programs, Sheinkopf believes, "The New York Times will absolutely make this into an attack on the president and Democrats and that is a no-win situation."

Asked why the president didn't express more outrage over the slaughter of American rabbis by Hamas executioners at a Jeruseleum synagogue earlier this week, Sheinkopf said:

"The appropriate response should have been, 'Today I am ordering the FBI, the U.S. Marshal Service, to seek out the murderers of these Americans as we do throughout the world, to arrest them, and to bring them to the U.S. for trial.'

"That would have been the appropriate response by the chief executive because Americans were murdered. The fact that they are rabbis is secondary to a very simple fact: they are American citizens, they were murdered for the reason that they were Americans, probably."

He warned that the U.S. must help protect Israel, which is its greatest — and only — ally in the Middle East.

"If anything happens to that country, the west will pay a price by the likes of which they have never seen," he said.

"We owe the Israelis, whether you're a Jew or a Christian or anybody else,. a debt of gratitude because they are the fault line right now between Hamas, ISIS, Hezbollah, and the first elements of the Middle East and that part of the world.

"These so-called Palestinians and the others have told the West what they intend to do. When a lunatic tells you he intends to do something, you must pay attention."

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