Monday, January 22, 2018

Grading the Dems on the Short Shutdown ; A Nice B+

With Extra Credit For Keeping Trumpie in D. C.

The Democrats did about as well as they could have done in the recent shutdown of the federal government. They got the Republicans to play their only big chip, Children’s Health Insurance Program funding and they got the Republicans to publicly commit to at least considering protecting DACA young people. In the public's view, with its short attention span the GOP did agree to protect DACA folks.

As an extra benefit the Democrats kept Donnie from going to Florida, playing golf and hobnobbing with people who were paying $100,000 to $250,000 to be with him, (not the idle rich, the stupid rich) and kept him from crowing about his one year in office. They also showed him up to be the inept negotiator and problem solver that he is.

All in all, pretty good, and while Republicans are out of weapons the Democrats still have funding and the debt ceiling to use to get full protection for young adults and children brought to this nation.

No comments:

Post a Comment