I'm going to type something, now, and I'm going to try not to choke on my bile as I do it. Are you ready? Here goes: Mitt Romney is telling the truth.

Romney addressed more than 200 donors on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party...

"I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal. But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government," Romney said in the first speech of its kind since his November election loss to Obama. "What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?"

The question is not whether Romney is right or not. He's right. If Republicans shut the government down, the people will suffer and the people will hate Republicans for it. But the question is whether Republicans give a shit about what Mitt Romney has to say. I think the answer to that question is no.