Charges that this shutdown is the fault of Republicans, or that Democrats haven’t been part of the negotiations leading to the spending bill they rejected, are not true. Instead what’s obvious is that Democrats methodically engineered a situation where the government could shut down over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
And the thing is, they GOT what they wanted on DACA, just not that AND no border security.
I think most of us are OK with the DACA folks, and the DREAMers getting some sort of accommodation for their status, we JUST WANT THE CONTINUED ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION TO STOP.
And the Democrats don’t want that (and to be honest some of the RNC boys don’t either). They’d prefer to use DACA to hide the fact that they won’t see a penny spent on a border wall or other EFFECTIVE security.
They DNC folks would rather shut down the Federal Government (for whatever level of shutdown one might achieve) and cause great strife to our military and many government workers rather than play straight. And,at the end of the day, they don’t care about those citizens they claim to represent at the expense of some illegal immigrant they’ve never heard of, who might someday vote for them (or whose children might vote).
At the end of the day, we want a secure border. The rest is workable, but the lack of border security is irritating.