|You can say this much about ol' Michele -- she's never been one to concede defeat.|
Michele Bachmann was excited about the prospect of a government shutdown before it happened
and happy as a clam in the midst of it
. Her goal, of course, was to use the impasse (and possible federal debt default) as leverage to gut the Affordable Care Act, a law that was approved by Congress, signed into law by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court.
But Obama refused to cave. Last night, the right flank of the Republican Party's congressional contingent finally lost the blinking contest, and Congress approved legislation ending the shutdown and raising the debt limit.SEE ALSO: Obama mocks Michele Bachmann's worry that Obamacare "literally kills women"
"Goose egg, nothing, we got nothing," Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky told the New York Times
. Doesn't exactly sound like a result any Republican would crow over, does it? Unless, of course, your name is Michele Bachmann.More »