The unnamed representative made the comment to the Washington Examiner's Byron York.
"I would liken this a little bit to Gettysburg, where a Confederate unit went looking for shoes and stumbled into Union cavalry, and all of a sudden found itself embroiled in battle on a battlefield it didn't intend to be on, and everybody just kept feeding troops into it," the congressman said. "That's basically what's happening now in a political sense. This isn't exactly the fight I think Republicans wanted to have, certainly that the leadership wanted to have, but it's the fight that's here."
There are growing signs of Republican disenchantment with the current budget battle. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), perhaps the most visible leader of the push to defund the health care law that led to the shutdown, was reportedly berated by GOP colleagues during a closed-door meeting last week.
I also see the tea baggers as neo-confederates. Their racism, their stupid belief that they don't benefit from a functioning govt, their misogyny, their reliance upon 19th c. religious bullshit...
I read, and now cannot find...I think it was here... maybe someone can help me... someone talked about, in their part of Texas, the current situation reminded them of the beginning of Gone With the Wind, with white boys drunk on visions of their own glory, jumping around, whooping their rebel yells.
And we know how that ended... none of them survived.