Social media has seen a flurry of reactions to the #shutdown over #Obamacare, the #debtceiling, or whatever lawmakers, pundits and political observers choose to blame for the federal government closing its doors since Oct. 1.
Arizona’s reactions have ranged from finger pointing to name calling, along with widespread anger over the shuttering of the Grand Canyon. Here is a look at some of the best (worst?) quotes, tweets and updates about the shutdown.
If you believe the last time the govt shutdown it hurt the economy, then I have some ocean front property in AZ for you. #GovernmentShutdown
— TheConservativeEagle (@TheConsEagle) October 1, 2013
Jan Brewer unsure if Grand Canyon is a shutdown “priority” for Arizona (VIDEO): http://t.co/FLpX229HIm
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 1, 2013
Gov’t shutdown could cost Ariz. millions as national parks close http://t.co/22iUEPGDTU
— Tim Eigo (@azatty) October 2, 2013
— AAA Arizona (@AAA_Arizona) October 2, 2013
Party leaders suggest impasse could last weeks; Arizona impact includes WIC, TANF, National Guard. http://t.co/godBoabbT5
— Mary K. Reinhart (@MaryKReinhart) October 2, 2013
Kunasek: Federal govt needs to have contingency plans that allow local govts to take over Grand Canyon in event of #shutdown.
— Michelle Lee (@myhlee) October 4, 2013
AZ is only state to cut off welfare payments to poor families because of fed government shutdown, AZ Republic says. https://t.co/GkgcKXkhxb
— Arizona Public Media (@AZPMnews) October 7, 2013
Another day w/o a vote on the budget because Boehner won’t allow it to happen. He may very well be worst Speaker in history.
— Chad Campbell (@repcampbell) October 4, 2013
— Jan Brewer (@GovBrewer) October 5, 2013
— Paul Boyer (@PaulDBoyer) October 6, 2013
— Rep. Kelly Townsend (@KellyTownsend11) October 8, 2013
— Senator Kelli Ward (@kelliwardaz) October 8, 2013
— Michelle Lee (@myhlee) October 8, 2013
Double standard? Feds refuse local AZ money to re-open Grand Canyon yet took $7.5M private donation to refurbish Washington Monument last yr
— Andy Tobin (@Andy_Tobin) October 10, 2013
— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) October 9, 2013
White House: States can use their own money to reopen some national parks http://t.co/S6CJVAifbi At least four have asked
— Yahoo (@Yahoo) October 10, 2013
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) October 10, 2013
At the end of this #shutdown Ted Cruz will become a verb and a synonym for avoidable catastrophe. “You really Ted Cruz-ed that one, dude.”
— Robbie Sherwood (@RobbieSherwood) October 10, 2013