I’m still curious why the minority party is the one that should take the blame, especially when the sticking point is something the President has said he agrees with.
Then again, the President changes his mind from when he sits down to shit to when he asks Melania to flush.
In short, the Lying Liar lies, and Pelosi/Schumer aren’t going to take it. Republicans stand around with their thumbs up their collective asses, still trying to blame Democrats while they possess majorities in all three Houses. Why the hell are they asking Democrats for help with this? They’ve had no problem shutting them out on every piece of major legislation this year.
The Republicans control the House, Senate, and Presidency. How can you blame the minority party that doesn’t control any of those for the government shutdown. Are you saying the Republicans can’t get their shit together enough to make this happen?
Let’s see- the Republicans want to pass tax cuts for the rich without holding any hearings or involving Democrats in any way, but when it comes time to paying the bills for previously approved spending, all of a sudden they can’t make a move without Democrats? Go ahead and shut it down, see who the voters blame.
Yeah - add me to the list asking why the minority party is responsible?
Or, if the Repubs wish a deal, why are they prevented from offering something the other side might be inclined to accept? Or does negotiation simply mean “take it or leave it.” What can you identify, as an effort by the Repubs to negotiate in good faith?
I kind of figured. They’ll probably not lock the gates at the National Parks either. Maybe shut down the EPA or CFPB, or the DoJ’s civil rights division. I suspect it’ll be a good bit more painful for Democrats than the last time around.
OK, suppose that the Democrats are voting against everything the Republicans want. The Republicans are still the majority, though. If they had their act together, they could just outvote the Democrats. Why can’t they?
Because this is one of those things that needs 60 Senate votes. Their other actions (health, taxes, court appointments) were done so as to need only 50. The last time they faced a “need 60 votes for something urgent” was last year’s spending bill, and the Repubs pretty much caved to the Dems (or at least, ended up with status quo).
I remember last time some local officials here in Utah were talking about taking over the parks (not quite Bundy-style but not all that differently either) and then the state government cut some deal to fund them through state money.