Personally, I think Chuck Schumer, the Minority Leader of the Senate, now looks like a feckless peckerhead for trying to push a shutdown of the government in an effort to get amnesty for a bunch of illegal immigrant would-be Democrat voters. Let's face it, he's going to get that later anyway, so why look like a powerless pussy in advance. Having shut down the government on Friday at midnight, Schumer and company caved on Monday and agreed to a short-term funding bill. Sure, they'll be screaming again in three weeks, but does anyone seriously agree with them siding with illegal immigrants over actually doing their jobs and keeping the federal government running?
Don't get me wrong, I'd be happy to see the federal government send "non-essential" employees home for a month or two, then figure out why they need to keep "non-essential" employees in the first place. Won't happen, obviously, but I can dream. In the meantime, consider the nothingness that happened Monday, while those ever-so-tough Democrats shut down the government, with what happened when Democrats let Republicans shut down the government in 2013. Oddly enough, this time around, nobody tried to close parks and monuments. Wonder why that is.