“Once again, Americans are being treated to a Capitol Hill cliffhanger over a government shutdown. The themes and plot twists differ each time, but this is a formulaic drama that reveals Congress’s bipartisan failure to perform its most basic task: to fund the federal government.
This battle isn’t over the 2018 budget; lawmakers haven’t gotten there yet. It’s a fight over short-term legislation to extend current funding levels and avert a government shutdown at midnight on Friday.One could almost — but not really — feel sorry for Republicans. This is a mess President Trump created, and Republicans are tiptoeing around him trying to fashion a temporary fix that he won’t demolish with a tantrum or a tweet.”
Yes. And here is the top comment, which I recommend:
Bruce Rozenblit is a trusted commenter Kansas City, MO 13 hours ago
What do you expect when you have a certified cognitively perfect man in the White House who is also a stable genius? What do you expect when the most physically and mentally fit man ever to walk the earth gets his jollies from creating chaos and disrupting the political process? What do you expect when a TV celebrity views the world as a ratings contest and consequently does whatever he can to stay on top of the ratings.
Look, if you want real government that functions, elect real politicians that want and know how to govern. If you want results, elect people that are solidly connected to reality and don’t live inside a fantasy Fox News bubble world.
I you want compromise, don’t hold young immigrants and sick poor kids hostage for political advantage. Gangsters do stuff like that. Picking on the weakest and using them as pawns is not governing. It’s extortion. That’s why we have a policy to never negotiate with terrorists. In America, we don’t do business that way. At least we didn’t before Trump and the Republicans came to town.