Monday, January 22, 2018
So, we have two things going on here. First of all, the Senate Democrats put all of their power in the hands of the Senator from Wall Street, who has no mandate except to keep business going, and that means ending the Republican shutdown as fast as possible. Second, the classic gutlessness of Congressional Democrats who, even though they are riding on a guaranteed winning ticket, cannot stand up to two days of the press screaming that somehow the public is suddenly going to change its demonstrated opinion and hold the Democrats responsible for a situation which every single sentient person on earth knows was carefully crafted through a year of Republican dedication and effort.
The result? Schumer and the Democrats ended the shutdown, and pulled out the knife which the Republicans had stabbed into their own hearts, resuscitated them and sent them on their way, to continue the damage they are doing to the country without facing a bit of consequence. And in the process demonstrated that the Democratic leadership has exactly zero principles, and is barely more concerned about the fate of the country than the treasonous Republicans.
Good work, assholes.