We have seen this before. The Republicans' incessant battle over defunding Obamacare reminds me of a time in the Philippines when Japanese soldiers continued to fights long after World War II was declared over.
We are in the midst of serious problems that need to be addressed by Congress. From economic recovery to gun control to Syria, the country awaits action, while Congress remains broken.
When you have Karl Rove, the leading Republican thinker strongly opposing the measure to defund Obamacare, it suggests that Republicans aren't on the same page.
While a law defunding Obamacare passed in the House, it has very slim chances of passing in the Senate.
The war with Obamacare is over. In the long run, this will damage the Republican Party's reputation. If Congress fails to act on a budget, it will not only impact the economy but it will also impact how the rest of the world views the United States. This is not how a superpower operates.
This Sunday on "Face the Nation," I'll speak with key lawmakers Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-AZ about the prospects for a government shutdown, plus we'll hear from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as he shares insight on the situation in Syria and his view on how America is perceived on the global stage.
We'll also have analysis from John Dickerson, CBS News' Political Director, Nancy Gibbs and Bobby Ghosh of TIME magazine and David Sanger of the New York Times.
I hope you'll join us. Check your local listings