Democrats have declared they will do what they perceive Republicans having done to Obama and will obstruct, block, and oppose Donald Trump in every way, shape, and form unless he goes completely their way. Good. They should. In fact, they should try to obstruct Trump so thoroughly that the government itself is forced to shut down.
People need to be reminded that they do not need government to solve all their problems. People need to be reminded that the only reason various services shut down in the last government shutdown was because Barack Obama wanted to use people’s pain for his political gain.
The more Democrats obstruct Donald Trump, the more people will realize they do not need cradle to grave welfare, entitlements, and government nanny-state-ism. This is a good thing.
Democrats are the party of government. If Democrats drive up public dislike of government because of its incompetence and inability to get anything done, that only helps the GOP and conservatism.
I can only hope they’ll shut it all down. And the funniest bit of this is that Democrats know all this and are loath to shut down the government. So Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan can offer the Democrats table scraps knowing the Democrats won’t shut anything down, but by accepting the meager table scraps the Democrats will piss off their own base for settling for so little.
This is a very good proposition for the GOP.