Don’t worry. If the Democrats shut down the government it will still be the GOP’s fault
by Jazz Shaw at HotAir:
“We started hearing rumors about this last month, but according to a new story in the New York Times this week it may be fast approaching a reality. The Democrats are drifting further and further into the land of the unhinged, particularly when it comes to the prospect of building a “Great Wall” on the southern border. That’s going to cost money (regardless of whether or not Mexico eventually pays us back in some form) and if the GOP attempts to approve such a funding measure, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and their friends are apparently going to shut out the lights in Washington. The hypocrisy of such a move was a bit much even for Alan Rappeport to swallow.
Democrats pilloried Republicans for irresponsibly shutting down the government when Barack Obama was president, but as a minority party struggling to show resistance in the era of President Trump, they are now ready to let the lights of government go dark.
A group of prominent Senate Democrats on Monday raised the specter of a shutdown over the funding of President Trump’s proposed wall along the border with Mexico. They also signaled a series of protracted budget battles in Congress over a larger force of immigration officers, what they call a deportation force, and funding for Planned Parenthood. They warned that these would also be “poison pills” that could kill any potential deals to keep the gears of government running normally this year.
There’s something hauntingly familiar about this story…….” Please continue: