As you may have heard:
Boehner’s announcement Friday that he will step down at the end of October came just after he persuaded conservatives not to threaten to shut down the government unless Congress cut off Planned Parenthood funding.
“Threaten to shut down the government” means “pass a budget forcing taxpayers to fund every single thing on the left wing wish list except funding for a particular corporation that sells baby meat.”
This would “shut down the government” because the Democrats would reject such a terribly extreme ultra far right budget.
Hang on a minute. If the Democrats reject the budget, are not they the ones shutting down the government?
As the Overton Window moves ever leftwards ever faster, the pretense that there is an opposition party to the permanent government becomes ever thinner.