How many of you remember the last time Republicans shut down the government in 2013. The problem then was that TEAbaggers believed that government shutdown was a good idea. Boehner caved in and Obama negotiated a settlement in which almost all House Democrats joined with a minority of Republicans to reinstate government services, but not before we had lost our top credit rating, so Republicans cost Americans $millions. The same TEAbaggers are still there. Their beliefs have not changed. On 4/29 government is scheduled to shut down again. This time, instead of the President who cared and was a skillful negotiator, we will have a resident, who doesn’t even care, unless it can be pussy grabbed, speaks Russian, or has the Trump company logo.
Republicans are having trouble realizing that “as the heads of the government, they actually [have] to do something beyond angrily shaking their fists at the world,” Salon’s Matthew Sheffield has pointed out. That’s a lesson that may come too late for GOP, as a government shutdown is looming.
A shutdown is “more likely than not,” Axios reported on Monday, pointing to April 29 as the day that the government will cease its routine functions after the last continuing resolution on funding expires. The last time the government shut down was in 2013, an event that lasted for two weeks. But that shutdown was a political maneuver, designed by Republicans who vehemently opposed former President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. But this isn’t 2013, and the Republicans aren’t against anything. They just have an inability to govern.
“There are some folks in the Republican House caucus who have yet to make the pivot from complaining to governing,” Republican pollster Whit Ayres recently told the Associated Press. “And this is a White House controlled by a politician who is not really trying to lead a party.”…
We can only hope that the damage they will do will be less than the benefits of convincing America to nullify the Republican Party. God help us!