Yep, Chuckie Schumer and the rest of his Democrat demi-god-wannabees have decided that if they don’t want to fund the government when the money runs out tonite. It’s clear what the reason is: DACA. Now, far be it for me to lament the Feds having to close down (other than the military that protects us won’t get paid) as I have said for years that I don’t care – we’ve got 50 good governments (well, mostly?) that will still keep on going and a lot of stuff is on auto-pilot as well financially. What will happen is that people will see, once again, how much control the Feds have – and shouldn’t.
All that said, the best line of the day putting Democrats into the proper light:
The real sticking point is DACA, or as Mark Steyn put it last night, “the Democrats’ ever more explicit preference for illegal immigrants over American citizens.”
It is clear that they decided long ago that, like the Labour Party in Britain, they hate the current electorate and want a new one.
This is not a on-one-hand-but-on-the-other situation. They’re not even hiding it. Democrats are openly saying they are using the filibuster to shut down the government to try to get something entirely unrelated.
You can, and I am sure many thousands of social media users will, debate the relative applicability of the word “unrelated”. You can argue that the Democrats were given an unreasonable set of options. But you cannot, as the media has been doing, argue that this is somehow the Republicans shutting down the government.
In plain English, the Republicans voted for funding the government (and CHIP), and the Democrats voted against it. The Democrats voted to shut down the government.
That’s just what happened.