Congressional Democrats signaled they’re ready to block spending bills over Pres. Trump’s planned border wall, raising the risk of a government shutdown early in the new administration. Senate Democrats, in a letter to GOP leaders, said adding more immigration agents, defunding Planned Parenthood, and changing former Pres. Obama’s policies on the environment, labor, veterans and consumer protections would also invite a shutdown.
As is the norm, Democrats are confident Republicans would shoulder the blame for a shutdown because the mainstream media would craft a narrative to lay the blame at the GOP regardless of the fact that it would be the Democrats inaction and unwillingness to follow the democratic process of government that would stall government.
This is yet another issue on which Republicans and Conservatives suck on messaging. Time after time they cannot get out in front of the issue to capture the narrative from a disingenuous and deceitful Democrat congressional leadership. Whether they haven't the foresight to achieve the narrative or are stunningly inept at doing so is a quandary.
While I fear not a "government shutdown," as the Democrats always call it (when the Federal Government doesn't get to abuse the taxpayers it is a god thing), I fear the Democrat tactic of foot-dragging and smearing may begin to take a tole on the political opportunists of the Republican establishment. Spines are not in great supply in that corner of the GOP...Just look at John McCain and Lindsay Graham...