The Shut Down Begins

Republican Gubmint Shut-down Plan in interpretive dance performed by a hamster and a rabbit

It’s gonna be a long one, folks, because the calendar and human nature (well, American) is going against a solution:

  • Today and Sunday are weekend days
  • Monday and Tuesday are Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday many employees will have taken as vacation days
  • Rinse and repeat for the following week

And of course, most of the members of Congress have already headed home for the holidays to the warm and loving embrace of their donors, and you know what? A lot of Representatives got You’re Fired’ed by We the People, and they ain’t coming back for a symbolic vote.

So every day between now and January 3 is either a holiday or a weekend, and many of the remainder are days that white collar workers who can take them, do take them as vacation days. Then, on January 3, the new congressional term will start.

At that moment the existing  House bill with $5 billion for a wall dies (as bills do not survive beyond the Congress that passed them), and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the first national counterweight Comrade President Stupid has had since he was inaugurated two, long, years ago.

Interesting side note that I think Greg Sargent (from the Plum Line) made last night on Twitter about how Republicans and Democrats react differently to pressure from the press and their bases (I won’t embed the whole thread, but you should click it and read):

Also at play is the old reality distortion field. Because Comrade Stupid lives in a feedback loop with Fox News, he thinks that he is winning as long as they say he is winning. And Possum Hollar believes it too. It’s why the Russian Usurper whip-snapped into reverse when he saw that The Rapey-Looking Dumb One on Petunia and Pals was turning on him. And it is why known liar Elmira Gantry Huckabee-Sanders says (and maybe believes?) that all Americans want the Tortilla Curtain built (the polling numbers do not support her belief).

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8 Responses to The Shut Down Begins

  1. Karla says:

    My prediction is that Drumpf will hold his breath and stamp his feet as long as nothing in the shutdown personally affects him.
    If only the white house staff and the Marine One and AF One pilots were furloughed, we’d have a chance of rapid resolution.

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  2. roket says:

    Why are Republicans so beholden to the extreme right? Um, that would be because they’re armed and dangerous.

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  3. osirisopto says:

    The lack of the Tortilla Wall is finally costing American jobs.

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  4. YellowDog says:

    The shutdown will end when the boredom and the urge to play golf consume even his “executive time.”

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