The Dems kicked off with some legislation, a bill described by the media fan bois as one that will end the shutdown. ABC News has a headline "House votes to end shutdown despite White House veto threat."Good job, Democrats. Probably the finest hour in House history. Passing a bill that will never see daylight in the Senate, and the President will never have to veto. Good job! But, in this largely clown-show gesture, they missed an opportunity. Imagine what bargaining leverage they would have had if they had simply funded The Wall. They might have gotten some concessions on the Dreamers, or any other of their pet projects. But, they come out full-throated against the President and remind us how vastly important the Electoral College is in our modern world.
I fully expect the impeachment hearings to begin any minute, keeping us entertained while they spin their wheels. The tragi-comedy of watching the Democrats beat their heads against The Wall is going to make 2020 a cake-walk. Not much is going to get done, but it will all be hyped by the leftist media as high drama. ABC has become the garbage scow of news agencies, with CNN as the tug boat.
As a small-government guy, they say "shutdown" like it's a bad thing. I notice that my military retirement hit the mailbox right on time, ad I notice that I have an appointment with the Social Security Administration later today, so they're still open. I'm trying to figure out just what is shut down, and why it's a bad thing?